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

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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Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?

Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?

Yes: It depends on the size and other symptoms, but this treatment is often standard and necessary. ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me if surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin are the most effective treatments?

Hi docs, can you tell me if surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin are the most effective treatments?

MRSA?: Vancomycin will kill staph but it is regularly used for methicillin resistant staph. MRSA will not die with regular penicillin or Keflex so drainage and special antibiotics are used. Vanco should do just fine if not they may need to use zyvox (linezolid) a newer mrsa drug ...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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I've been battling an infection after a knee replacement for a little over a year. Is there a natural way to cure Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus?

I've been battling an infection after a knee replacement for a little over a year. Is there a natural way to cure Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus?

Oh my!: Very serious. The location of the infection is very important. If it is in your new joint, it may be impossible. In addition to taking your antibiotics right, it is important to make sure the rest of your body is able to fight infections well--e.g. proper nutrition, extra zinc, vitamins A, C, and D3 supplements, blood sugar and white blood count well controlled. ...Read more

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36, Fem, C-Diff infec 30 dys ago (ate out). First on Metronidazole, symps came back. On Vancomycin, feel btr, also weak. Hope of cure? Worried abt recur

36, Fem, C-Diff infec 30 dys ago (ate out). First on Metronidazole, symps came back. On Vancomycin, feel btr, also weak. Hope of cure? Worried abt recur

C. diff treatment: Yes, C. diff is a nasty disease, and metronidazole can fail in up to 20% of cases. Vancomycin (oral form) is much better at treating it, but I'm sure the disease took it's toll. I've unfortunately seen some bad outcomes from the disease. Make sure you drink lots of fluids, rest and be very careful next time with any antibiotics. Make sure to tell your doc you had C. diff before. See ID doc if Qs. ...Read more

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ID Doc says take Vancomycin during treatment if I need other antibiotics and seven days after treatment to try to prevent C Diff? Thoughts??

ID Doc says take Vancomycin during treatment if I need other antibiotics and seven days after treatment to try to prevent C Diff? Thoughts??

Fecal transplant: Fecal transplants have been shown to be effective in treating C diff. Please discuss this option with your doctor, in case you need to take antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is vancomycin best used for?

Gram positive infs.: Vancomycin is an antibiotic that is used to treat gram positive infections usually caused by staphylococcus and streptococcus species. It is most commonly used to treat MRSA and clostridium difficile colitis. ...Read more

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Can I use florastor with vancomycin?

Can I use florastor with vancomycin?

Yes.: There is no contraindication to taking the probiotic florastor with vancomycin. ...Read more

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How dangerous is the rash from vancomycin?

How dangerous is the rash from vancomycin?

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

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Can dosing vancomycin too fast cause renal failure?

Can dosing vancomycin too fast cause renal failure?

Usually not: It causes flushing and not feeling well. However, if someone allergic to any drug he/she could develop renal failure. ...Read more

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How effective is vancomycin for treating meningitis?

How effective is vancomycin for treating meningitis?

For bacteria: In the case of susceptible bacteria Vancomycin can be very effective. It will only treat the susceptible bacteria. It is not effective against non bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Can you take vancomycin if you are allergic to sulfur?

Can you take vancomycin if you are allergic to sulfur?

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

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Why's vancomycin known as "the last resort antibiotic"?

Why's vancomycin known as "the last resort antibiotic"?

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

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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?

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?

3-4 days: The diarrhea in c.Difficile colitis usually improves 3-4 days after the start of effective treatment. You will know if it is getting worse if the diarrhea and cramps worsen or recur. There is a 25% relapse rate after a 10-14 day course of vancomycin or flagyl. ...Read more

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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

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

No: One time use shouldn't affect things too much. Getting put on numerous antibiotics over and over again increases the risk of your body harboring resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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!

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

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Who should not take vancomycin?

Who should not take vancomycin?

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

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Why i.V. Injection of vancomycin is given slowly?

Why i.V. Injection of vancomycin is given slowly?

IV vancomycin: It is given slowly to give less discomfort, to give less injury to the vessel wall and thus prevent the antibiotic from going into the tissues and causing damage. ...Read more

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Is vancomycin sulfur-based?

Sulfur in vancomycin: Look up in wikipedia and if you see an S in the diagram of the structure. ...Read more

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How do u flush picc line while administering vancomycin?

How do u flush picc line while administering vancomycin?

Contact your dr.: Contact the doctor that prescribed it, or the home health nurse that is over seeing this. ...Read more