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Took vancomycin for 14 days. I'm just now reading of long term side effects. I'm now done with meds and had no issues so far. Should i be ok then?

Took vancomycin for 14 days. I'm just now reading of long term side effects. I'm now done with meds and had no issues so far. Should i be ok then?

Probably.: There is nothing certain but death and taxes. Any medicine (whether prescribed or not) can cause long term harm, but this is rare and unpredictable. No two people are the same. No medicine affects every one in exactly the same way. Since you feel well, then you'll likely be fine! If something changes, see your doc. In your case the drug did it's job, got you well and it wa safe for you. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of vancomycin treatment last for?

Vancomycin: Vancomycin is removed by the body in 30 hours unless you are anephric and then it can take 37.5 days. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for vancomycin to start 'working"?

How long is it supposed to it take for vancomycin to start 'working"?

Antibiotic onset: All antibiotics help our immune system attack infections. Vanc is a 'static' antibiotic meaning it inhibits growth of bacteria. Some are 'cidal' (cause bacteria to die). Onset depends on how well we also control the infection. Is drainage needed, does foreign material need to come out, is there a clot or valve infection that needs surgery? Look for improvemt in 48hrs; if not investigate more. ...Read more

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Slight bleeding from straight line on my tongue. occasional & doesn't last long. no other symptoms. was taking Vancomycin.

Slight bleeding from straight line on my tongue.  occasional & doesn't last long.  no other symptoms.  was taking Vancomycin.

Get checked: Use if antibiotics can cause yeast infection in the mouth or tongue. However that usually does not bleed and is readily seen as a white coating on the tongue and mouth. Get your mouth and tongue examined carefully by an oral surgeon or ENT to rule out any cancerous lesion . ...Read more

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36, fem,C-Diff infec 30 dys ago. Was on Vancomycin. Better. C-scopy - no maj. inflam.Feel full in anal area. How long before normal? Residual Sympts?

36, fem,C-Diff infec 30 dys ago. Was on Vancomycin. Better. 
C-scopy - no maj. inflam.Feel full in anal area. How long before normal? Residual Sympts?

Repeat testing: C diif is sometimes not eradicated with a first course of an antibiotic. It is therefore very important to repeat the testing to confirm eradication of the infection. If repeat testing confirms eradication of infection and you are still having gastrointestinal symptoms then it is very important to have a consult with a gastrointestinal specialist ...Read more

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How long would someone have to be on an IV of Vancomycin to treat a UTI?

How long would someone have to be on an IV of Vancomycin to treat a UTI?

Depends on: the urinary organs (lower or upper tract) involved and sensitivity of the bacteria that is causing the infection. Vancomycin is an antibiotic that is not absorbed by the body through the GI tract, so it needs to be given IV for it to work on a uti. ...Read more

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How many days for symptoms to improve Vancomycin for c.diff? Flagyl did not cure. How long wait before try another ABX? When should let Dr know?

How many days for symptoms to improve Vancomycin for c.diff? Flagyl did not cure. How long wait before try another ABX? When should  let Dr know?

C diff: This has become VERY hard to treat. If no better in 7-10 days then may need to try different treatment. I know it sounds gross but fecal transplants (instilling infusion of stool free of c diff into your colon) have been helpful in tough cases. Hope this helps. Best of luck Dr R ...Read more

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Dr Lupo I was in the hospital for a week on vancomycin with MRSA on my labia. how long does it take to not be tired & to feel better?thank you

Dr Lupo I was in the hospital for a week on vancomycin with MRSA on my labia. how long does it take to not be tired & to feel better?thank you

Recovery time: I usually tell patients that it depends 'how sick' you were in the beginning to predict 'how long' it will take you to recover. So if you were really, really sick -hospitalized etc, then it will take perhaps longer than you think to recover. Think of it as going up and over the mountain -you still have to make it all the way down after that awful experience. Hang in there. If doubts, see your doc. ...Read more

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3day on vancomycin. For c. Diff. About how long till diaherra, loose stoll gets better? What can I expect. Stool is like green. Wipe its yellow watery

3day on vancomycin. For c. Diff. About how long till diaherra, loose stoll gets better? What can I expect. Stool is like green. Wipe its yellow watery

See below: The diarrhea usually improvs after 3-4 days of treatment but you need to complete the full 14 day treatment course. I would also recommend probiotic treatment with vsl#3 and florastor 1 capsule of each 2 time a day for 30 days. Note there is a 25% relase rate that necessitates retreatment. ...Read more

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