Vancocin Dosage

Generic name: vancomycin hydrochloride
Dosage form: capsule

This dosage information does not include all the information needed to use Vancocin safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for Vancocin.

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VANCOCIN CAPSULES are used in treating C. difficile-associated diarrhea and staphylococcal enterocolitis.

  • C. difficile-associated diarrhea: The recommended dose is 125 mg administered orally 4 times daily for 10 days.
  • Staphylococcal enterocolitis: Total daily dosage is 500 mg to 2 g administered orally in 3 or 4 divided doses for 7 to 10 days.

Pediatric Patients

The usual daily dosage is 40 mg/kg in 3 or 4 divided doses for 7 to 10 days. The total daily dosage should not exceed 2 g.

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