Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial

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Type

Injection

Feature

1gm

Unit

vial

Formula

Vancomycin

Composition

Vancomycin 1 gm

Brand

LG Lifesciences

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial belongs to a group of chemicals known as antibiotics and works tirelessly in the body to eliminate various bacteria and their toxins, that cause skin infections, pneumonia, joint infections, sepsis, and osteomyelitis. Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial is administered by trained medical professionals, as Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial is found in solution form to be administered intravenously.

Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial dosage is dependent upon the patient’s medical condition, any medication the patient may be on, the patient’s weight and age as well as any side effects felt by the patient. The dosage for each individual is determined by the doctor. Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial is safe to be administered to elderly patients and individuals aged 18 years and below with normal kidney functions.

Common side effects such as headaches, lightheadedness, and soreness at the site of injection are felt but these effects are temporary and tend to resolve themselves in a few days. Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial is not safe to be ingested along with neuromuscular blockers, aminoglycosides, and diuretics. Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial is not prescribed to patients who have known allergies to Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial or any other antibiotic.

Indications

Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial can be used to treat bacterial infections such as:

  • Skin and soft tissue infections 
  • Pneumonia 
  • Endocarditis 
  • Bone and joint infections 
  • Clostridium difficile infection

How Does Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial Work

Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial belongs to a widespread chemical group known as antibiotics. Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.

How To Use Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial

Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial is injected slowly (at least 2 hours, each dose) into the patient’s vein (intravenously) by a trained healthcare professional. The area where the needle is to pierce the skin is first disinfected with an alcohol swab or any other disinfectant that the hospital has. Then the needle is uncapped and the solution is injected into the body. The dosage can be administered once every 12 hours if needed. The area of the skin where the needle enters may slightly bruise or remain sore for 24 hours. After the injection the needle prick is pressed down (by hand) for 20 seconds, to make sure there is no bleeding and then a band-aid is placed on top.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

1g of the drug is infused into the patient’s veins, once every 12 hours, for a specified number of days. Dosage of Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial may be decreased if the patient is underweight or has mild to moderate Kidney damage.

Loading Dose: 15mg/kg 

Child Dosage

Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial is safe to be administered to children aged 18 years and below with normal kidney and hearing functions. The dosage for children is lower than the dosage for adults and is dependent upon their weight, age, infection being treated, patient’s response to treatment, and any adverse effects felt by the patient. Dosage to administer may be evaluated upon the basis of 10mg/kg of body weight, once every 6 hours for a specified number of days.

Loading Dose: 15mg/kg 

Elderly Dosage 

Elderly patients that are susceptible to kidney and liver problems, a lowered dose of Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial may be prescribed under the care and supervision of a physician.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial may be prescribed to expectant mothers only if and when necessary, otherwise, the physician may prescribe an alternative drug to combat the same disease. Women, planning on starting a family or those who conceive during treatment with Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial are advised to seek professional medical advice/care immediately. 

Studies have proved that Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial is indeed found in trace amounts in breast milk which leads to certain side effects in infants, therefore;Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial is not prescribed to lactating women.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial:

  • Allergic reaction to Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial or any other drug or ingredient
  • Moderate to severe Kidney disease/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe Liver disease/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe  Ear disease/impairment 

Precautions 

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial:

  • Mild to moderate Kidney disease/impairment
  • Mild to moderate Liver disease/impairment
  • Mild to moderate Ear disease/impairment 
  • Elderly patients 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial:

  • Neuromuscular blockers
  • Ethacrynic acid
  • Aminoglycoside antibiotics 
  • Polymyxin B
  • Furosemide 
  • Cholestyramine 
  • Cisplatin 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines, Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial has certain side effects which include:

  • Lightheadedness 
  • Stomach problems (such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea)
  • Hypotension 
  • Oral thrush 
  • Soreness at the site of injection 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt, the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Tachycardia 
  • Changes in the color of urine
  • Difficulty in hearing clearly 
  • Difficulty in breathing 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Easy bruising 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak –If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Soreness at the site of injection- A cold compress can be used for 5 minutes to ease out the soreness.
  • Oral Thrush- Patients are advised to rinse their oral cavities with antifungal over-the-counter mouthwash at least twice daily after ingesting Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial
  • Blurred vision – This side effect tends to go away on its own if a few days; patients are advised to not operate heavy machinery or drive any motorized vehicles in the meantime. If blurred vision persists, please contact your doctor.

FAQ’S

#1. Can I Take Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial During My Pregnancy?

No, Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial is deemed unsafe to be ingested during pregnancy. If you become pregnant while undergoing treatment with Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial immediately contact your doctor.

#2. What Lab Tests Will Be Prescribed While Treatment With Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial And How Often?

The physician is likely to periodically (every 3-4 months) prescribe lab tests to monitor the patient’s hearing abilities (audiogram test), kidney functions (serum creatinine levels especially), liver functions, and blood pressure levels.

#3. Is It Safe To Have Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial Along With Oral Contraceptives?

Yes. There is no evidence to suggest that Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial interacts with oral contraceptives.

#4. Is It Normal To Feel Lightheaded After Getting Injected With Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial?

Yes, If Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vialmakes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.

#5. How Does Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial Work?

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#6. Is It Safe To Have Painkillers While Taking Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial?

Not all pain killers are safe to be ingested while undergoing treatment with Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial. Opioid painkillers have been shown to react negatively with Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial.

#7. How To Use Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial?

Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial is injected slowly (at least 2 hours, each dose) into the patient’s vein (intravenously) by a trained healthcare professional. The area where the needle is to pierce the skin is first disinfected with an alcohol swab or any other disinfectant that the hospital has. Then the needle uncapped and the solution injected into the body. The dosage can be administered once every 12 hours if needed. The area of the skin where the needle enters may slightly bruise or remain sore for 24 hours. After the injection the needle prick is pressed down (by hand) for 20 seconds, to make sure there is no bleeding and then a band-aid is placed on top.

#8. Is Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial Safe To Give To Elderly Patients?

Yes. For elderly patients dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial may not be effectively removed from the body and so, in such cases, the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial

#9. Can I Consume Alcohol With Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial?

Alcohol if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during your treatment.

#10.Can Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial Be Used If a Patient Is Having Flu Symptoms?

Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Vancorin 1gm Injection 1 vial is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.