vancomycin-oral solution, Vancocin (cont.)

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.

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, stomach or intestinal problems, hearing problems, allergies you may have. Vancomycin should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. This drug is excreted into breast milk. Because the effects on a nursing infant are not known consult your doctor before you breast feed.

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