Vancocin Generic Name & Formulations
Vancomycin (as HCl) 125mg, 250mg; caps.
Clostridioides difficile-associated diarrhea. Enterocolitis due to Staphylococcus aureus.
Vancocin Dosage and Administration
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.
Both: usually 40mg/kg per day in 3–4 divided doses for 7–10 days; max 2g/day.
Vancocin Boxed Warnings
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.
Monitor with aminoglycosides, other neurotoxic, nephrotoxic, or ototoxic drugs.
Vancocin Adverse Reactions
Nausea, abdominal pain, hypokalemia, drug fever, urticaria, ototoxicity, nephrotoxicity, eosinophilia, anaphylaxis, blood dyscrasias; rare: interstitial nephritis, vertigo.
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