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Vancocin
(Vancomycin)

Formulation : Capsule

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Vancomycin
(Generic alternative to Vancocin)

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What is Vancocin /Vancomycin used for?

Vancocin is used in patients with bacterial infections of the stomach or bowel.

How should Vancocin /Vancomycin be stored?

Store at a moderate room temperature (between 17 and 25 degrees Celsius) away from direct light and heat.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Vancocin/Vancomycin ?

Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you notice any signs or symptoms of an allergic reaction, contact a medical professional immediately. Long-term or repeated use of this medicine may cause a second infection. Immediately contact a medical professional if any signs of a second infection are notable. Continue use until all of the prescribed medicine has been taken, even if fever and other symptoms have disappeared. Failure to use all of the medicine may prevent complete elimination of bacteria, allowing the infection to return. Do not treat symptoms of diarrhea without first consulting your doctor. If more than one dose is missed, restart medication and contact your doctor or pharmacist.

When should Vancocin /Vancomycin not be taken?

If you have allergies to any ingredient listed on the label of Vancocin, do not use it.

What precautions should I follow when taking Vancocin /Vancomycin ?

Let your health care professional know if you are pregnant; planning on becoming pregnant; breastfeeding; taking any other medications, herbal supplements, or dietary supplements. Let your doctor also know if you have a condition that may impair your kidneys; or if you have hearing problems.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Vancocin /Vancomycin ?

To get this medication's maximum effects, have the exact same amount of time between each dose. This keeps a constant level of medicine in your blood.

When should Vancocin /Vancomycin not be taken?

Severe: diarrhea; bloody stools; hearing loss; severe allergic reaction; difficulty urinating or painful urination.

Common: Dizziness, fainting spells, loss of balance, hearing loss, flushing of face and neck, skin rash, itching, increased thirst

Other: Feeling of whirling motion; dizziness; ringing in the ears; rash; second infection; fever chills; nausea, pain at injection site.

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