Vancocin (Vancomycin) Customer Reviews


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Vancomycin is an antibiotic medication that is effective in treating bacterial infections. It is specifically used to treat a particular intestinal condition, known as colitis, that is caused by harmful bacteria. This condition often results in stomach/abdominal discomfort, pain, and diarrhea.

By targeting the bacteria responsible for these symptoms, vancomycin stays in the intestines and prevents further bacterial growth. Vancomycin is solely effective against bacterial infections in the intestines and is not effective against viral infections like the common cold or flu. Avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics as this can lead to them losing their effectiveness against future infections.

Uses and Dosage

Vancomycin is available as both a capsule and oral solution. Typically, it is taken 3-4 times a day for a period of 7-10 days. To ensure consistency, vancomycin should be taken at approximately the same time each day. Take vancomycin exactly as directed, without taking more or less of it, or taking it more frequently than prescribed.

Before each use, shake the oral solution vigorously to ensure that the medication is evenly mixed.

During the initial days of taking vancomycin, you should start to feel better. If your symptoms persist or worsen, contact your doctor.

Continue to take vancomycin until you have finished your prescription, even if you feel better. Stopping the medication too soon or missing doses may lead to an incomplete cure of the infection and contribute to antibiotic resistance.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • headache
  • back pain

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • sore throat, fever, chills, and other signs of infection
  • hives
  • rash
  • itching
  • sores or blisters in mouth, or on tongue or lips
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • redness of the skin above the waist
  • pain and muscle tightness of the chest and back
  • ringing in the ears
  • decreased urination
  • swelling of the face, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • unusual tiredness or weakness


Prior to taking vancomycin, inform your doctor or pharmacist of any allergies you may have, including an allergy to vancomycin or any other substances. Inactive ingredients in the medication may cause an allergic reaction or other complications.

Before using this medication, you should also inform your doctor or pharmacist of your medical history, particularly if you have kidney disease or hearing problems.

Older adults may be more susceptible to the side effects of this drug, particularly kidney issues.

During pregnancy, this medication should only be used when it is absolutely necessary. You should discuss the potential benefits and risks with your doctor.

It is currently unknown whether this form of vancomycin passes into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, you should consult with your doctor before taking this medication.

Form and Strength

Vancocin is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Vancocin capsule:

    • 250mg
  • vancomycin capsule:

    • 125mg
    • 250mg


Should Vancocin be taken with or without food?

You can take the capsules either with or without food.

How do you know Vancocin is working?

Within 48 hours patients should experience a decrease in temperature, abdominal pain and diarrhea.



Additional information

Generic name:

Vancomycin, Vancomycin Hcl




125mg, 250mg

Quantities Available:

20, 60

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