Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection USP 500 mg
Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection USP 500 mg is recommended for penicillin-allergic patients who have failed to respond to other drugs. This medicine is an off white to buff-colored powder. It is extensively used for preparing intravenous infusions. It is basically a tricyclic glycopeptide antibiotic. Derived from amycolatopsis orientalis, this medicine is indicated for the treatment of serious or severe infections caused by susceptible strains of methicillin-resistant (β-lactam-resistant) staphylococci.
Pseudomembranous colitis / Staphylococcal Enterocolitis
ADULT DOSE : The usual adult dose is the equivalent of 500 mg of vancomycin every 6 hours or 1 g every 12 hours.
PAEDIATRIC DOSE : 10 - 40 mg/kg every 6 - 8 hours.
Dosage Adjustment :
Renal Impairment : Required.
Hepatic Impairment : Required in severe impairment.
Packing : 1 Vial of 500 mg