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FIRVANQ
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Drug Name:

FIRVANQ Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Vancomycin HCl 3.75g, 7.5g, 15g; pwd for oral soln after reconstitution; grape-flavored.

Company:
CutisPharma, Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

RECENT UPDATES

Monograph added.

Indications for FIRVANQ:

C. difficile-associated diarrhea. Enterocolitis due to S. aureus.

Limitations Of use:

Oral vancomycin HCl not effective for treatment of other types of infections.

Adult:

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:

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. Not for endophthalmitis prophylaxis. Elderly. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

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

Pharmacological Class:

Antibiotic.

Adverse Reactions:

Nausea, abdominal pain, hypokalemia; ototoxicity, nephrotoxicity, superinfection.

Generic Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

Kit—1 (w. diluent)

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