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  • dose
  • The amount of vancomycin given per dose depends on a variety of factors, including kidney function, other nephrotoxic drugs the person may be taking, age, and weight. (labtestsonline.org)
  • For people with MRSA bacteremia in the setting of vancomycin failure the IDSA recommends high-dose daptomycin, if the isolate is susceptible, in combination with another agent (e.g. gentamicin, rifampin, linezolid, TMP-SMX, or a beta-lactam antibiotic). (wikipedia.org)
  • This dose provided a vancomycin steady state serum trough concentration of 13.3 mcg/mL. (hindawi.com)
  • Your dose of vancomycin will depend on the strength of the medicine, the number of doses you take daily, and the amount of time you will use the drug. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Your doctor will decide what dose of vancomycin you will receive and how long you will receive it for. (mydr.com.au)
  • interact
  • Vancomycin may interact with a number of other medications including those that also affect the kidneys or are ototoxic, oral contraceptives, cholestyramine or colestipol. (drugs.com)
  • medication
  • Vancomycin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. (cigna.com)
  • You should not take this medication if you are allergic to vancomycin. (cigna.com)
  • The medication does not pass into breast milk and is unlikely to cause harm to a breastfeeding baby, but talk to your doctor before breastfeeding while taking vancomycin. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before taking any other medication with vancomycin, including medication bought over-the-counter, to check that it is compatible. (drugs.com)
  • pruritic
  • On day 6 after starting vancomycin, the patient develops a pruritic, nonblanching erythematous rash on both legs, buttocks and lower back area. (hindawi.com)
  • doses
  • Pharmacists and other healthcare providers will individualize and adjust doses based on ongoing patient response and monitoring of vancomycin concentrations in the blood. (everydayhealth.com)
  • The risk is highest in people given large intravenous doses of vancomycin, with pre-existing hearing loss, or receiving another ototoxic agent, such as gentamicin. (drugs.com)
  • For most infections, Vancomycin Alphapharm is given in divided doses throughout the day. (mydr.com.au)
  • MRSA
  • Blood cultures and cultures from right thoracentesis specimens revealed MRSA bacteremia and empyema, respectively, for which the patient was started on vancomycin 1 gm IV q 12 hours. (hindawi.com)
  • therapeutic
  • The vancomycin test can be used to monitor the amount of drug in the blood to ensure that it remains at a therapeutic concentration - that is, adequate but not excessive. (labtestsonline.org)
  • kidney
  • Decreased kidney function may prevent efficient clearance of vancomycin from a person's system, resulting in increased concentration in the blood. (labtestsonline.org)
  • While using vancomycin, you may need frequent medical tests to check your kidney function. (cigna.com)