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Vancomycin

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.

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Estimated Total Cost: $302.89 for an average of 7 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed vancomycin to treat pyogenic skin infection, sepsis, skin on leg or foot looks infected, and osteomyelitis.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take vancomycin if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

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