Class: Glycopeptide Antibiotics (Anti-infectives)
Mechanism of Action:
Molecular Formulae: C66H75Cl2N9O24.HCl = 1485.7
Precautions: Hypersensitivity. hearing loss. caution when used together with nephrotoxic or ototoxic drugs.
Indications/Uses: Iv for serious infections by gram positive cocci, including multi-drug resistant staph. infections; 500-1000mg bd-tds. orally for antibiotic associated colitis.
Interactions: Increased toxicity with ototoxic, nephrotoxic or neuromuscular blocking drugs.
Side Effects: Bitter taste. nausea. stomatitis. fever. chills. hypotension. rash. eosinophilia. vasculitis. ototoxicity. thromobocytopenia. renal failure.