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Brand name: Vancocin

Vancocin is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) vancomycin. On this page you will find out more about Vancocin, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: vancomycin

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Vancocin 250 mg capsule, 20

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

This product accepted for registration as 'currently supplied' at the time of commencement of the Act. Revision of Product Information was approved as specified in the letter of 13 August 1992 from Dr Alex Proudfoot advising of approval for registration of the goods. Indicated for Staphylococcal enterocolitis and antibiotic - associated pseudomembranous colitis produced by C. difficile.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance 250mg (250000 I.U.): hard gelatin capsules, size 0 with opaque blue cap and opaque mushroom grey body.
Dosage Form Capsule
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
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There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 24 Months
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

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Vancocin | myVMC

Vancocin contains vancomycin hydrochloride a bactericidal antibiotic. It is used to treat staphylococcal enterocolitis and other infections.

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Vancocin CP | myVMC

Vancocin is an antibiotic used to treat staphylococcal and other bacterial infections, including pneumonia and septicaemia. It contains vancomycin.

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Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Intravenous Infusion (DBL) | myVMC

Vancomycin is used to treat life-threatening infections like pneumonia and septicaemia. It is an antibiotic medicine that is less toxic than penicillin.

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