Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infection is the most common type of infection acquired by patients while hospitalized. Patients at risk for VRE are those who are already ill, and hospitalized, including individuals with diabetes, elderly, ICU patients, kidney failure patients, or patients requiring catheters. Enterococci can survive for months in the digestive tract and female genital tract. Other risk factors for acquiring VRE include those how have been previously treated with vancomycin and combinations of other antibiotics. Treatment of VRE is generally with other antibiotics other than vancomycin. Prevention of VRE can be achieved by proper hand hygiene. Read more: Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- amoxicillin (Amoxil, Moxatag, Larotid)
- clindamycin, oral (Cleocin)
- Penicillin (Antibiotics)
- erythromycin (Ery-Tab, PCE)
- gentamicin injection (Garamycin)
- Linezolid (Zyvox) Antibiotic Side Effects, Dosage, and Mechanism of Action
- vancomycin, Vancocin
- clindamycin vaginal suppository (Cleocin)
- clindamycin-oral solution, Cleocin Pediatric
- vancomycin - injection, Vancocin
- clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide combination pack-topical, Z-Clinz
- tetracycline (Sumycin)
- clindamycin - injection, Cleocin
- gentamicin w/betamethasone eye-ear drops
- penicillin V, (Veetids and Pen-Vee-K have been discontinued)
- topical clindamycin (Cleocin T, Clindagel)
- penicillin g benzathine/penicillin g procaine - injection, Bicillin C-R
- clindamycin vaginal cream (Cleocin, Clindesse)
- clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide gel (Benzaclin, Acanya, Duac, Onexton)
- gentamicin, topical (Garamycin has been discontinued)
- vancomycin-oral solution, Vancocin
- gentamicin-otic drops
- penicillin G benzathine (Bicillin L-A)
- penicillin v potassium - oral liquid, Pen-Vee K, Veetids
- penicillin V potassium (Beepen-VK, Penicillin VK, V-Cillin-K)
- erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide (gel or pak), Benzamycin
- bismuth subsalicylate/metronidazole/tetracycline - oral, Helidac
- vancomycin/d5w - frozen piggyback injection, Vancocin
Prevention & Wellness
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