Brand Names : Vancocin
- Antibacterial, oral-local
Vancomycin (van-koe-MYE-sin) belongs to the family
of medicines called antibiotics. Antibiotics are medicines used in the treatment
of infections caused by bacteria.
Vancomycin is taken by mouth to treat a certain type of diarrhea or colitis
(an inflammation of the large intestine) caused by a certain type of bacteria.
Vancomycin will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections. Vancomycin
may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Vancomycin is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following
Capsules (U.S. and Canada)
Oral solution (U.S.)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -