Vancomycin

In the US, Vancomycin (vancomycin systemic) is a member of the drug class glycopeptide antibiotics and is used to treat Bacteremia, Bacterial Endocarditis Prevention, Bacterial Infection, Bone infection, Burns - External, Clostridial Infection, Endocarditis, Enterocolitis, Febrile Neutropenia, Meningitis, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection, Nosocomial Pneumonia, Peritonitis, Pneumonia, Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease, Pseudomembranous Colitis, Sepsis, Shunt Infection, Skin Infection and Surgical Prophylaxis.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

A07AA09,J01XA01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0001404-90-6

Chemical Formula

C66-H75-Cl2-N9-O24

Molecular Weight

1449

Therapeutic Category

Glycopeptide antibacterial

Chemical Name

Vancomycin

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Vancomicina (OS: DCIT)
  • Vancomycin (OS: BAN)
  • Vancomycine (OS: DCF)
  • Vancomycin (PH: USP 34)
  • Vancomycin Hydrochloride (OS: BANM)
  • Vancomycin Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, USP 34)
  • Vancomycin hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Vancomycine (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Vancomycinhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Vancomycini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 2)

Brand Names

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Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

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