Diarrhea:

Indications for VANCOCIN:

Enterocolitis due to S. aureus. Antibiotic-associated pseudomembranous colitis due to C. difficile.

Adult:

500mg–2g per day in 3–4 divided doses for 7–10 days. C. difficile-associated diarrhea: 125mg 4 times a day for 10 days.

Children:

40mg/kg per day in 3–4 divided doses for 7–10 days; max 2g/day.

Warnings/Precautions:

Renal insufficiency and/or colitis. Inflammatory bowel disorders. Underlying hearing loss. Monitor hearing, blood, renal function. Consider monitoring vancomycin serum concentrations. Elderly. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Pharmacologic Class:

Antibiotic.

Interactions:

Monitor with aminoglycosides, other neurotoxic, nephrotoxic, or ototoxic drugs.

Adverse Reactions:

Nausea, abdominal pain, hypokalemia, drug fever, urticaria, rash (may be serious, eg, Stevens-Johnson syndrome), ototoxicity, nephrotoxicity, eosinophilia, anaphylaxis, superinfection, blood dyscrasias; rare: interstitial nephritis, vertigo.

Generic Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Caps—20

Pricing for VANCOCIN

125mg capsule (Qty: 40)
Appx. price $146
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