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12.17 Vancomycin (Vancocin)

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Generic Name

vancomycin

Trade Name

Vancocin

Indication

life threatening infections, sepsis

Action

bactericidal

Therapeutic Class

anti-infectives

Pharmacologic Class

none

Nursing Considerations

• can cause ototoxicity, nausea, vomiting, nephrotoxicity, anaphylaxis, red-man syndrome
• assess for infection
• obtain culture prior to initiating therapy
• monitor blood pressure
• dose dependent draw serum trough levels frequently
• administer over at least 60 minutes to avoid skin irritation

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