vancomycin-oral solution, Vancocin

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GENERIC NAME: VANCOMYCIN - ORAL SOLUTION (vank-oh-MY-sin)

BRAND NAME(S): Vancocin

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: This medication is an antibiotic used to treat infections.

HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth as directed usually three to four times a day for 7 to 10 days. The dose of oral solution may be diluted in 1 ounce of water to improve the taste. For best results, take each dose at evenly spaced intervals around the clock. This will ensure a constant level of medication in your blood. Take this medication for the full time prescribed. Do not stop taking this without your doctor's approval. Stopping therapy too soon may result in a reinfection.

SIDE EFFECTS: Indigestion or stomach ache may occur. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: difficulty hearing, fever, chills. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, breathing trouble. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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