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Vancomycin is used in the treatment of serious, life-threatening infections by gram-positive bacteria where treatment by other less-toxic antibiotics has failed. It is an important antibiotic in treating Enterococci infections, including those causing Chronic Prostatitis, however the increasing emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (especially in North America) is a serious problem. (VRE)

Side effects of using Vancomycin

Common:

Upset stomach, local pain and thrombophlebitis

The following symptoms are uncommon:
  • sore throat
  • itching
  • fever
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • chills
  • hives
  • pain and muscle tightness of the chest and back
  • skin rash
  • redness of the skin above the waist
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • fainting
  • blurred vision
  • dizziness
  • ringing in the ears
Rare side-effects include:

Dosage of Vancomycin

Vancomycin is available in 500mg ampuls and is usually given orally or intravenously. I.V. vancomycin should be administered slowly over a period of 30 to 60 minutes. Common adult dose is 500 mg ea. six hrs or 1 g ea. 12 hrs. Vancomycin is almost completely eliminated through the kidneys. Average concentrations in the prostate are approximately 15% of serum concentrations.

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