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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 or Soft Tissue Infection and Surgical Prophylaxis.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Glycopeptide antibacterial

Chemical Name


Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Vancomicina (OS: DCIT)
  • Vancomycin (OS: BAN)
  • Vancomycine (OS: DCF)
  • Vancomycin (PH: USP 38)
  • Vancomycin Hydrochloride (OS: BANM, JAN)
  • Vancomycin Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Vancomycin hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Vancomycine (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Vancomycinhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Vancomycini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 2)

Brand Names


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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