Description and Brand Names
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US Brand Name
- Vancocin HCl Pulvules
Vancomycin, when taken by mouth, is used to treat Clostridioides difficile-associated diarrhea (also called C diff). C diff is a type of bacteria that causes severe diarrhea. Oral vancomycin is also used to treat enterocolitis caused by a certain bacteria (eg, Staphylococcus aureus).
Vancomycin belongs to the family of medicines called antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. It will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
- Powder for Solution
- Powder for Suspension
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