Vancocin HCl (Injection)

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Hi. I am currently on Vancocin 250 mg capsules and I am suppose to take it every 6 hours for 14 days. My question is : Is it safe to be on this medication for so long? The reason for taking this medication is as follows, I was on Augmentin 750 mg for ...
by Patricia in NY USA, 02/01/2008

Vancocin HCl (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Vancocin HCl (Injection)

Vancocin HCl (Injection) Medication Classification

VANCOMYCIN (Injection)

Vancocin HCl (Injection) Brandname

Vancocin HCl, Vancomycin HCl

Vancocin HCl (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Vancomycin (van-koe-MYE-sin) Treats infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics.

When To Not Use Vancocin HCl (Injection)

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

How Should You Use Vancocin HCl (Injection)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • An IV infusion is medicine that is put directly into your body through one of your veins.
  • This medicine should be given by a person trained to give IV medicine, such as a nurse. Sometimes you, a family member, or friend can be taught to give your medicine.
  • Check the IV bag to make sure there are no leaks. Also make sure the solution is clear.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, and take the rest of the doses for the day at regularly spaced time intervals.
  • If you miss more than one dose, call your doctor for instructions.

Proper Vancocin HCl (Injection) Storage

Store Vancocin HCl (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Vancocin HCl (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Vancocin HCl (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking a diuretic (water pills) or any other antibiotic medicine.

Vancocin HCl (Injection) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have kidney disease.
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any change in your hearing. Your doctor may want you to have hearing tests while you are taking vancomycin.
  • If this medicine is given too fast, it can sometimes cause lightheadedness, flushing, itching, or a rash on your face, neck, and upper body. Do not give this drug any faster than you are told to. Stop the vancomycin infusion and call your doctor right away if you have any of these effects.

Vancocin HCl (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Dizziness or trouble standing
  • Ringing in the ears or trouble hearing
  • Rash or hives
  • Swelling of the face, throat, or lips
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Urinating less than one cup in a day
  • Severe diarrhea (watery or bloody)
  • Swelling, pain, or redness near where your IV needle is placed
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild diarrhea
  • Nausea or upset stomach

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Erik, Erik - 01/14/2014

While this evenadtuadally helps to supadpress some of my allergy sympadtoms, it is quite slow to act and does not seem to be as effecadtive as other OTC onptois (at least for me).Ratading: 3 /a05