Vancocin is a prescription medication that is used to treat infections in the intestines and staph infections in the colon or small intestine. Vancocin contains the antibiotic vancomycin and works by fighting bacteria in the intestines. This medication is not absorbed into the body and will not treat other infections.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Vancocin include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of vancomycin:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Vancocin?
If you miss a dose of Vancocin, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the strength of Vancocin?
Vancocin and the generic alternative vancomycin are both available in strengths of 125mg and 250mg.