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vancomycin

  • Endocarditis, an inflammation of heart's inner lining caused by Staphylococcus species and Streptococcus species, is treated with Vancomycin.
  • Vancomycin is used to treat bone infections , such as osteomyelitis caused by Streptococci and Staphylococci species.
  • Vancomycin is used to treat septicemia, a blood infection caused by Streptococci pyogenes and Staphylococcus.
  • Infection of the Lower Respiratory Tract
  • Infection of the skin and soft tissue

Contradications

Patients who have a known hypersensitivity to Vancomycin or any of the other inactive components in this medicine should not take it.

Side effects

Patients using this medication may at times experience drowsiness and impaired reactions. If you experience any of these symptoms for a long period of time, consult your doctor immediately.

Expert Advice

  • If you're going to use Vancomycin at home, make sure you understand all of the preparations and dosage instructions from your doctor.
  • Before usage, visually inspect Vancomycin for particles or any discoloration. If either of these conditions exists, avoid using it.
  • Learn how to appropriately store and dispose off medical supplies.
  • Keep Vancomycin out of children’s and pets’ reach.
  • Do not use Vancomycin after its expiry date has passed

FAQs

In what conditions is this medicine advised?

It is advised in severe infections, specifically those involving heart, bones, and blood.

What happens on the abrupt withdrawal of the medicine?

This makes the infection more tolerant against the medicine and much harder to fight against in case of a relapse.

Can it be used as alternate to penicillin?

Yes, it can be, but only when a doctor advises so.

How long before vancomycin starts to show results?

Soon after the consumption, the medicine starts to work. But it may take few weeks before the entire condition is resolved, hence an abrupt withdrawal is strictly not advised.

Am I safe to continue with my daily activities while using this medicine?

Yes, you are.

Medicines containing vancomycin

Hisun 1gm

By Biocare

Pack size: 1 vial

Rs.1080

Hisun 500mg

By Biocare

Pack size: 1 vial

Rs.668

Vancorin 1gm

By Aster

Pack size: 1 vial

Rs.1130

Vancorin 1gm

By Aster

Pack size: 10 vial

Rs.1130

Vancorin 1gm

By Aster

Pack size: 2 vial

Rs.1130

Vancorin 500mg

By Aster

Pack size: 1 vial

Rs.700

Vancorin 500mg

By Aster

Pack size: 10 vial

Rs.644

Vinjec 1gm

By Bosch

Pack size: 1 vial

Rs.1800

Vinjec 500mg

By Bosch

Pack size: 1 vial

Rs.1050

Vancomycin 1gm 1gm

By Abbott Laboratories

Pack size: 1 Vial

Rs.2001

Vancomycin 500mg

By Abbott Laboratories

Pack size: 1 Vial

Rs.1105.95

Vanbect 1 gm

By Marvi

Pack size: 1's

Rs.1130

Vanbact 500mg

By Marvi

Pack size: 1's

Rs.700

Cinva 1 gm

By CCL

Pack size: 1 Vial

Rs.1209.11

Cinva 500 gm

By CCL

Pack size: 1 Vial

Rs.749