Also known as Vancocin, Lyphocin, Vancocin Cp, and Vancoled
Vancomycin INN is a glycopeptide antibiotic used in the prophylaxis and treatment of infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria. Vancomycin was first isolated in 1953 at Eli Lilly, from a soil sample collected from the interior jungles of Borneo by a missionary. It is a naturally occurring antibiotic made by the soil bacterium Actinobacteria species Amycolatopsis orientalis (formerly designated Nocardia orientalis). It is a complex chemical compound and an example of a comparatively rare haloorganic natural compound, containing two covalently bonded chlorine atoms.Source: Wikipedia
Estimated Total Cost: $302.89 for an average of 7 days supply
Patients are most commonly prescribed vancomycin to treat pyogenic skin infection, sepsis, skin on leg or foot looks infected, and osteomyelitis.