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Mothers diagnosis liver & kidney failure and developed vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Is this contagious , should I worry? They said its in her urine.

Mothers diagnosis liver & kidney failure and developed vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Is this contagious , should I worry? They said its in her urine.

Yes.: In the hospital we use gloves and isolation while taking care of patients with vre as it can be spread if you come in contact with the infected bodily fluid andhave an open wound or cut. We try to avoid spreading it to immunosuppressed patients since it is difficult to treat. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What is vancomycin best used for?

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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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

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Can IV vancomycin cause malabsorption issues in the body?

Can IV vancomycin cause malabsorption issues in the body?

IV vancomycin: Can cause C. Diff diarrhea, not malabsorption, which is ironically treated with the oral form! ...Read more

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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

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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

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

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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 for cellulitis to clear up after vancomycin 1gram, 2 doses? Can it get worse before getting better, initially after completing cancomycin?

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