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Vancocin®

Vancocin is available as 125mg Matrigel Capsules or in powder form for both intravenous injection and oral administration.

Vancocin (Vancomycin) may be used orally for the treatment of staphylococcai enterocolitis and pseudomembranous colitis due to Clostridium difficile.

Vancomycin is not significantly absorbed from the normal gastro-intestinal tract and is therefore not effective by the oral route for other types of infection. Intravenous administration may be used concomitantly if required.

Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

Vancomycin is indicated in potentially life threatening infections which cannot be treated with other effective, less toxic antimicrobial drugs, including the penicillins and cephalosporins.

Vancomycin is useful in the therapy of severe staphylococcal infections in patients who cannot receive or who have failed to respond to the penicillins and cephalosporins, or who have infections with staphylococci resistant to other antibiotics.

Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

Although powder is usually used reconstitued for injection, powder may also be used for oral administration in water where advised.

Vancocin®
Product type:

Antibiotic


Availability:

Prescription Only (POM)


Available as:
Capsule:

125mg

Injection:

Powder, 500mg, 1g

Advice
Please contact your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
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