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    Information about Vancomycin

    Vancomycin uses

    Vancomycin is used in the treatment of severe bacterial infections.

    How vancomycin works

    Vancomycin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

    Common side effects of vancomycin

    Renal injury, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Decreased blood pressure, Shortness of breath, Wheezing
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Vancomycin

    • You  have been prescribed Vancomycin to treat serious bacterial infections of the heart, blood, bones, and soft tissues.
    • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
    • It should be taken slowly via a drip. Fast infusion can lead to reactions such as low blood pressure, wheezing, shortness of breath or itching.
    • Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function and your hearing while you are taking this medicine.
    • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to check the level of this medicine in your blood.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Vancomycin


    Q. How long does Vancomycin take to work?

    Usually, Vancomycin starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)