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Vancocin Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 28, 2020.

Generic name: VANCOMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE 125mg
Dosage form: capsule

Adults

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 (less than 18 years of age)

For both C. difficile-associated diarrhea and staphylococcal enterocolitis, 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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