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Learn more about VANCOCIN HCL



VANCOCIN HCL is the brand name for vancomycin and is available as an oral capsule.

What dosages is VANCOCIN HCL available in?

What dosages is VANCOCIN HCL available in?

VANCOCIN HCL is available as a 250 mg and 500 mg oral capsule.

What is VANCOCIN HCL used for?

What is VANCOCIN HCL used for?

VANCOCIN HCL is a glycopeptide antibiotic and is used to treat:
Infectious diarrhea caused by Clostridioides difficile (C. diff)
Gut inflammation (enterocolitis) caused by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus)

How does VANCOCIN HCL work?

How does VANCOCIN HCL work?

VANCOCIN HCL is a glycopeptide antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from making their own protective covering.

How do I take VANCOCIN HCL?

How do I take VANCOCIN HCL?

VANCOCIN HCL is dosed as follows:


  • Infectious diarrhea: The typical dose is 125 mg by mouth 4 times daily for 10 days
  • Inflamed gut: The typical dose is 500 mg to 2 grams by mouth daily, split into 3 or 4 doses and taken throughout the day for 7 to 10 days


  • Infectious diarrhea and inflamed gut: Your child’s provider will determine your child’s dose based on their body weight. The typical dose is 40 mg/kg of body weight by mouth daily, split into 3 or 4 doses and taken throughout the day for 7 to 10 days. The maximum recommended dose is 2 grams daily
Is it safe for me to take VANCOCIN HCL?

Is it safe for me to take VANCOCIN HCL?

VANCOCIN HCL is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

VANCOCIN HCL Common Side Effects

VANCOCIN HCL Common Side Effects

Common side effects of VANCOCIN HCL:

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Low blood potassium levels
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
VANCOCIN HCL Serious Side Effects

VANCOCIN HCL Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with VANCOCIN HCL. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Kidney injury: feeling sick or weak, urinating less than usual, confusion, blood in urine, swelling in the legs, ankles, or feet
  • Hearing problems: ringing in the ears, hearing loss, dizziness, sensation that the room is spinning
  • Severe skin reaction: rash, blistering or peeling of skin, hives, painful sores in your mouth or around your eyes, fever, trouble breathing, swollen lymph nodes
  • Serious allergic reactions: Chest tightness, wheezing, trouble breathing
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on VANCOCIN HCL

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on VANCOCIN HCL

  • No drug-drug interaction studies were conducted with VANCOCIN HC. However, always let your physician and pharmacist know about any other medications or supplements (including prescribed and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary or herbal supplements) that you are currently taking



Is VANCOCIN HCL safe in pregnancy?

Is VANCOCIN HCL safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if VANCOCIN HCL will harm your
unborn baby. You and your doctor will have to decide if you should take VANCOCIN HCL while you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant.


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