Vancomycin HCl (Injection)

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breastfeeding while taking the vancomycin

I would like more information about the safty of nursing while taking the vancomcin. How might this harm my new born baby?  I've heard about other babys that have problems with sevre allergys. thanks michelle
by michelle in ridgefield wa, 10/02/2007

Vancomycin HCl (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Vancomycin HCl (Injection)

Vancomycin HCl (Injection) Medication Classification

VANCOMYCIN (Injection)

Vancomycin HCl (Injection) Brandname

Vancocin HCl, Vancomycin HCl

Vancomycin 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 Vancomycin HCl (Injection)

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

How Should You Use Vancomycin 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 Vancomycin HCl (Injection) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Vancomycin 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.

Vancomycin 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.

Vancomycin 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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Wela, Wela - 01/13/2014

Great to hear that you are managing short walks Donna. I aawlys felt a sense of achievement even if I only took ONE walk. It made me smile when I read about the Benadryl though, because I sent my husband to get it so often that the pharmacist knew when he saw him walk through the door what he was there for. It certainly takes the edge of those side effects. Glad the swelling has gone down too. Thinking about you and looking forward to reading abut your continued progress. Lots of love x