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Vancomycin And Clindamycin
I'm experiencing abdominal pain and diarrhoea a week after having IV gentamicin, vancomycin and clindamycin for MRSA. Should I be concerned about cdiff?
Oh yes, you should.: Please ask your treating physician to test (and if necessary, to treat) ASAP for possible C.difficile post-antibiotic infection. ...Read more
Part of the lincoside family. It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...Read more
Yes, but: This is rather a doctor's decision in view of clinical data at hand. True vancomycin allergy is rare, the drug can cause rash as a side effect or if injected fast, not a true allergic reaction. Your best bet for yourself and your doctor, if in doubt, is to consult an allergist/immunologist check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more
It all depends: Most drug reactions are very benign and only cause a rash and itching. It goes away when you stop the medicine. However, sometimes, you may have a severe reaction that acts like a third degree burn. This is called steven johnsons syndrome. This is very dangerous and needs immediate medical attention. Many times the first sign of this reaction is blisters in your mouth or nose. ...Read more
Usually not: It causes flushing and not feeling well. However, if someone allergic to any drug he/she could develop renal failure. ...Read more
Yes: So far no known cross reactivity between vancomycin and sulpha compounds, always tell your doctors what are your medicine allergies, good luck ...Read more
It's not: I didn't know it was. Vancomycin is an appropriate treatment for staph infections, especially those that are resistant to other antibiotics. ...Read more
Took 3 doses so far of my vancomycin for c. Diff. When will it get better & how will I know if things are getting worse?
Hi. I have c-diff and now I start to take vancomycin. I went to know what can not eat. Thank you, and have a good day. Or.?
No real dietary: Restrictions. You might get some yoghurt with active cultures to repopulate your colon. ...Read more
Treated with vancomycin for infection. Does this mean if I ever get any infection again it will be resistant to any drugs? I'm scared
My Dad had MRSA in April, cleared to go home and on Vancomycin 2x/day for 1 month. Going to see him with 8-mos. Old baby July 1. Safe for baby?
Yes: If the MRSA were still active he would still be in the hospital. You can always use alcohol gel on your babies hands, And you could even ask grandpa to take a "bleach bath" before you arrive. That's one cup of bleach in the bathtub. Immunologists recommend them for people who keep colonizing with Staph ...Read more
Found out last night I have c.Diff. Getting put on vancomycin but still afraid I can die. I have lost a lot of weight and feel horrible. Help please!
Try these things:: Pseudomembranous colitis can be serious and occasionally fatal if not treated but now that you are being treated you should do fine. Complications can come from dehydration ; low potassium/magnesium. Chop up greens, onions/garlic ; potatoes, add salt, simmer 20 min. ; drink the broth- a couple quarts a day. Also take culturelle, a probiotic proven to help c. Diff. Rest ; reduce stress.See comment:. ...Read more
Vancomycin: "Vancomycin is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to this antibiotic. Solutions containing dextrose may be contraindicated in patients with known allergy to corn or corn products.: See: http://dailymed. Nlm. Nih. Gov/dailymed/drugInfo. Cfm? Setid=99e523d8-9bde-43cb-8434-497015e5dcbd ...Read more
Contact your dr.: Contact the doctor that prescribed it, or the home health nurse that is over seeing this. ...Read more
Took my vancomycin at 6 then at 10. It was 4 times a day so I took it 2 hours early. Will I be ok? I forgot it was every 6 hours.
YesGet back on track: It's okay that you took a dose 2 hours early. Just try to do your best with sticking to the schedule from now on. Too far apart will leave you uncovered; too close together can cause unwanted side-effects. Good luck! ...Read more
Is 125mg of vancomycin liquid a small dose? What does it mean. I see higher doses. Mean my case isn't as bad or just what think ill need
Right dose: Assuming you are being treated for a mild to moderate c diff infection, 125mg liquid dosing is indicated. Higher doses are used in patients with more severe forms of c diff infections. ...Read more
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
How long for cellulitis to clear up after vancomycin 1gram, 2 doses? Can it get worse before getting better, initially after completing cancomycin?
A few days: Cellulitis usually needs at least a couple of days to start improving after starting antibiotic treatment, and indeed the symptoms can worsen for a day or two. It usually takes a couple of weeks to completely clear up entirely. To be safest, contact the doctor treating you -- but in the meantime, continue treatment as prescribed. Good luck! ...Read more
See Allergist: If you have never taken vancomycin before then there should be no concern for an allergy. You cannot develop an allergy after the first dose. For subsequent dose you are at no greater risk then the general population for developing an allergy to this medication. If you've had a reaction in the past, see Allergist to determine if your reaction is truly an allergy. Red Mans Syndrome non-allergic rx. ...Read more
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