vancomycin, Vancocin (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects associated with oral vancomycin treatment are

Less common side effects are:

Rare but serious side effects are



PREPARATIONS: Capsules: 125 and 250 mg. Oral powder: 25 and 50 mg compounding kit.

STORAGE: Tablets should be stored at room temperature, from 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).


C. difficile-associated diarrhea:

Adult (= 18 years): The recommended dose is one 125 mg administered 4 times daily for 10 days.

Pediatric (<18 years): The recommended dose is 40 mg/kg in 3 or 4 divided doses for 7 to 10 days. Total daily dose should not exceed 2 grams.

Staphylococcal enterocolitis:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/22/2015

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