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   Vancomycin

Vancomycin
(oral) (capsule, Liquid)


Treats an infection of the intestines called colitis.Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics.

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Vancocin HCl Pulvules


 
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Vancomycin
Vancocin HCl Pulvules
Uses
Treats an infection of the intestines called colitis.Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics.

Storage
  • Store your capsules at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Store the oral liquid in a refrigerator for up to 14 days.
  • Do not freeze.
  • After 14 days throw away any unused medicine. Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Capsule, Liquid. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often. Do not share your medicine with anybody else. Swallow the capsule whole.
  • Do not crush, open, or chew it. Shake the oral liquid well before each use. Measure your oral liquid dose carefully using a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup. You may mix your oral liquid dose with 2 tablespoons of water.
  • If needed a flavoring syrup may be added to improve the taste of the medicine.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Swelling of the face, throat, or lips Wheezing or trouble breathing Rash or hives

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to vancomycin.

Missed Dose
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is time for your next dose. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose You should not use two doses at the same time.

Drug Interactions
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine. Talk with your doctor before taking vancomycin if you have severe kidney disease. It is important to take this medicine for as long as your doctor orders even if you feel better. If you have diarrhea that becomes worse while taking this medicine, talk with your doctor.

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