Indications for: VANCOCIN

Clostridioides difficile-associated diarrhea. Enterocolitis due to Staphylococcus aureus.

Adult Dosage:

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

Children Dosage:

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

VANCOCIN Warnings/Precautions:

Renal insufficiency and/or colitis. Inflammatory bowel disorders. Underlying hearing loss. Monitor hearing, blood, renal function. Discontinue at the 1st signs of severe dermatologic reactions (eg, TEN, SJS, DRESS, AGEP, LABD). Consider monitoring vancomycin serum concentrations. Elderly. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

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VANCOCIN Interactions:

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

Adverse Reactions:

Nausea, abdominal pain, hypokalemia, drug fever, urticaria, ototoxicity, nephrotoxicity, eosinophilia, anaphylaxis, blood dyscrasias; rare: interstitial nephritis, vertigo.

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