VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection


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Drug Information for VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection

What is VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection used for?

VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection capsule/injection is used for the treatment of bacterial infections, which include the following:

  • Peritonitis
  • Endocarditis
  • Osteomyelitis

It is also used to prevent or reduce the risk of infections after surgery.

VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection work?

VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection belongs to the class of drugs called antibiotics. This drug acts by inhibiting the cell wall synthesis in bacteria. It also acts by obstructing the RNA synthesis and altering the bacterial cell-membrane permeability.

How to use VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection ?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual.

  • Swallow the capsule whole. Do not crush or chew the capsule. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
  • VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection injection should be administered only under the medical supervision. Always use a disposable needle and syringe for injecting the medicine.

If you miss a dose of VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection medication, please consult your doctor immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection ?

Drugs that interact with VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection include the following:

  • Deferasirox
  • Diatrizoate
  • Efavirenz
  • Emtricitabine
  • Iodipamide
  • Iohexol
  • Iothalamate
  • Ioxaglate
  • Lopinavir
  • Metrizamide
  • Nelfinavir
  • Rifabutin
  • Rifampin
  • Tacrolimus

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection ?

The following are the most common side effects of VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection capsule:

  • Bladder pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased thirst
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Muscle pain
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Dizziness

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Severe diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain or cramps
  • Swelling of face, eyes, throat
  • Hoarseness
  • Hearing loss
  • Convulsions
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Difficulty breathing

The following are the most common side effects of VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection injection:

  • Pain or redness at site of infusion
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Chills

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection ?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may further worsen the side effects of VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection medicine.
  • Consult your doctor before using VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection medication during breastfeeding.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.

What should you tell your doctor before using VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection ?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of renal impairment.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform your doctor before undergoing any scheduled surgery.

Frequently Asked questions about VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection

  1. Is it safe to use VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection medication during pregnancy?
  2. Consult your doctor regarding the benefits and potential risks of VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection medication during pregnancy.

  3. Is it safe to use Colestipol while on VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection ?
  4. Colestipol may decrease efficacy of VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection when taken together. Therefore, it is advised to give a gap of 3 to 4 hours while taking these drugs.

  5. Can I receive vaccinations/immunizations while on VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection medication?
  6. Avoid receiving vaccinations as VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection may decrease the efficacy of vaccines. Please consult your doctor.

  7. What if I overdose VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection ?
  8. An overdose of VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection may alter the hearing ability. It is not advised to use VANCOCIN CP 500mg Injection without medical supervision.

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