Vancocin

Vancocin treats several types of severe bacterial infections. If given by infusion into a vein, your doctor will draw labs to ensure you are getting the right amount of medication.

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Vancocin Overview

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Vancocin is a prescription medication used to treat certain infections.

The oral capsules are used in the treatment of diarrhea caused by a bacteria known as C. difficile.  

They can also be used to treat enterocolitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus.

Vancocin is also available in injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV). 


 

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