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Vancomycin

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Vancomycin uses


Antibacterial obtained from Streptomyces orientalis. It is a glycopeptide related to ristocetin that inhibits bacterial cell wall assembly and is toxic to kidneys and the inner ear.

Indication: For the treatment of serious or severe infections caused by susceptible strains of methicillin-resistant (beta-lactam-resistant) staphylococci.

Vancomycin is a branched tricyclic glycosylated nonribosomal peptide produced by the fermentation of the Actinobacteria species Amycolatopsis orientalis (formerly Nocardia orientalis). It is often reserved as the "drug of last resort", used only after treatment with other antibiotics had failed. Vancomycin has been shown to be active against most strains of the following microorganisms, both in vitro and in clinical infections: Listeria monocytogenes, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus pneumoniae (including penicillin-resistant strains), Streptococcus agalactiae, Actinomyces species, and Lactobacillus species. The combination of Vancomycin and an aminoglycoside acts synergistically in vitro against many strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus bovis, enterococci, and the viridans group streptococci.

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Vancomycin pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

infoActive ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.


Vancomycin available forms, composition, doses:

infoForm of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.

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Injectable; Injection; Vancomycin Hydrochloride 1 g
Injectable; Injection; Vancomycin Hydrochloride 10 g
Injectable; Injection; Vancomycin Hydrochloride 125 mg
Injectable; Injection; Vancomycin Hydrochloride 250 mg
Injectable; Injection; Vancomycin Hydrochloride 5 g
Injectable; Injection; Vancomycin Hydrochloride 500 mg
Injectable; Injection; Vancomycin Hydrochloride 750 mg
Pms-Vancomycin 1 g/vial61.98 USD
Pms-Vancomycin 500 mg/vial32.62 USD
Powder for Solution; Vancomycin Hydrochloride 1 g
Powder for Solution; Vancomycin Hydrochloride 10 g
Powder for Solution; Vancomycin Hydrochloride 5 g
Powder for Solution; Vancomycin Hydrochloride 500 mg
Vancocin HCl 125 mg capsule27.66 USD
Vancocin HCl 20 250 mg capsule Box1019.87 USD
Vancocin hcl 125 mg pulvule22.22 USD
Vancocin hcl 250 mg pulvule40.97 USD
Vancomycin 1 gm vial7.0 USD
Vancomycin 500 mg vial3.74 USD
Vancomycin hcl 1 g/200 ml bag0.17 USD
Vancomycin hcl 750 mg vial5.72 USD
Vancomycin hcl powder85.68 USD
Vancomycin-ns 1.25 g/150 ml0.21 USD
Vancomycin-ns 1.5 g/150 ml0.24 USD

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Vancomycin destination | category:

infoDestination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


Vancomycin Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

infoA medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


Vancomycin pharmaceutical companies:

infoPharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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References

  1. Dailymed."STERILE VANCOMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE (VANCOMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE) INJECTION, POWDER, LYOPHILIZED, FOR SOLUTION [GENERAL INJECTABLES & VACCINES, INC]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. "VANCOMYCIN". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "VANCOMYCIN". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB0051... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Vancomycin?

Depending on the reaction of the Vancomycin after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Vancomycin not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Vancomycin addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sDrugs.com conducted a study on Vancomycin, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Vancomycin consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

Visitor reports

One visitor reported useful

How is the drug Vancomycin useful in reducing or relieving the symptoms? How useful is it?
According to the survey conducted by the website sDrugs.com, there are variable results and below are the percentages of the users that say the medicine is useful to them and that say it is not helping them much. It is not ideal to continue taking the medication if you feel it is not helping you much. Contact your healthcare provider to check if there is a need to change the medicine or if there is a need to re-evaluate your condition. The usefulness of the medicine may vary from patient to patient, depending on the other diseases he is suffering from and slightly depends on the brand name.
Visitors%
Not useful1
100.0%

One visitor reported doses

What is the dose of Vancomycin drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sDrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 6-10mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
Visitors%
6-10mg1
100.0%

One visitor reported age

Visitors%
> 601
100.0%

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The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology

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