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Vancomycin

Brand Name :

(Vancocin, Vancomycin) ®

Dosage form :

Injection 500 mg/vial IV, IM.

Indication :

Treatment of patients with infections caused by staphylococcal species
and streptococcal species
(Unlabeled use): Treatment of serious or sight threatening infection (ie, endogenous, acute postoperative bacterial
endophthalmitis, traumatic endophthalmitis) caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureusor beta-lactam resistant coagulase negative Staphylococcus

Dosage :

Infants > 1 month and children: IV: 10 mg/kg/dose every 6 hours. Fore severe infections: 15-20 mg/kg/dose every 6-8
hours. Adults: 2-3 gm/day (30-60 mg/kg/day) divided every 8-12 hours. Prophylaxis for bacterial endocarditis: Dental,
oral or upper respiratory tract surgery: 1 gm 1hour before surgery. GI/GU procedure: 1 gm plus 1.5 mg/kg gentamicin 1
hour prior to surgery.
Note: CDC discourage the use of intraocular vancomycin in surgical prophylaxis

Warning / precaution :

Adverse reactions :

Hypotension accompanied by flushing, erythromatous rash on face and
upper body, eosinophilia.

Therapeutic class :

Medication safety issues :

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