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VANCOMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE

Common Tradename
VANOCIN
Class
antibiotic
Dosage, Adult (usual)
bacterial infections 2g IV DAILY (divided Q6-12H)
pseudomembranous colitis, staphylococcal enterocolitis 500mg-2g PO DAILY (divided Q6-8H) x 7-10days
Dosage, Pediatric, (usual)
bacterial infections 10mg/kg/dose IV Q6H
pseudomembranous colitis, staphylococcal enterocolitis 40mg/kg/day PO (divide Q6-8H)
Dose Adjustments:
renal impairment
Administration
IV dilute to at least 5mg/mL, infuse over 60 mins (rate less than or equal to 10 mg/minute)
How Supplied
125 MG, 250 MG CAPSULE
1 GRAM, 500 MG INJECTION
Indications
staph and strep infections
pseudomembranous colitis
endocarditis
staphylococcal enterocolitis
Contraindications
hypersensitivity to vancomycin products
Adverse Effects
ototoxicity
red man/neck syndrome
N/V
nephrotoxicity
neutropenia
Drug Interactions
amikacin
gentamicin
metformin
rapacuronium
succinylcholine
tobramycin
warfarin
Pregnancy Category
C
Breast Feeding
safe

REFERENCE: MICROMEDEX(R) Healthcare Series Vol. 111 expires 3/2002

DESIGNED BY HASHIM TAYEB (Bsc PHARM)