Vancomycin 500mg Injection

Vancomycin 500mg Injection

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Introduction

Vancomycin 500mg Injection is an antibiotic used in the treatment of severe bacterial infections in hospitalized patients. It is effective against infections of the respiratory tract (e.g. pneumonia), urinary tract, skin and soft tissues, bones and joints, heart, blood and others.

Vancomycin 500mg Injection is also used for the prevention of infection in some high-risk patients undergoing surgical procedures. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria and is useful for treating adults as well as children. It is a narrow-spectrum antibiotic that only covers the gram-positive type of bacteria. This medicine is administered slowly by a drip (infusion) into a vein, under the supervision of a healthcare professional. A rapid infusion can lead to reactions such as low blood pressure, wheezing, shortness of breath or itching. It may also be combined with other antibiotics to treat additional types of bacteria.

Some people may develop local injection site reactions like pain, swelling, and redness. However, these are usually minor and temporary. Other side effects like wheezing, kidney (renal) injury, shortness of breath, flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck, and trunk) and decreased blood pressure may be seen occasionally.

Inform your doctor if you have a history of an allergic reaction to this medication in the past. Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function and your hearing while you are taking this medicine. Some people may be advised blood tests to check the level of this medicine in their blood. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Uses of Vancomycin Injection

  • Severe bacterial infections

Side effects of Vancomycin Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Vancomycin

  • Breathlessness
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Wheezing
  • Renal injury
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Vancomycin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Vancomycin Injection works

Vancomycin 500mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Vancomycin 500mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Vancomycin 500mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vancomycin 500mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

SAFE
Vancomycin 500mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

CAUTION
Vancomycin 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Vancomycin 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function test and some blood tests is advised while you are taking this medicine.

Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Vancomycin 500mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.