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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of vancomycin Oral.

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Condition: Infection of Intestines caused by Staphylococcal Bacteria
3/28/2009 6:44:10 PM

Reviewer: NoHose, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I had to use this med by IV in the hospital then then sent me home with the oral med. There are two kinds, liquid and pills, the pills cost about $4000 (that's right three zeros) for a 30 day supply, the liquid is about $420. I live right outside of Albuquerque and from what the insurance company told me there are only a few pharamcys that can mix this med so that's a little hard to find. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Infection of Intestines caused by Staphylococcal Bacteria
12/25/2008 10:07:10 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My wife has gone through two courses of Flagyl after picking up an intestinal infection while in the hospital. The doctor then prescribed Vancomycin. The cost quoted by Walgreens is $1650 for 10 days supply. That's obscene. We are retired and on Medicare and cannot afford this. How can a drug be that expensive??? The pharmaceutical companies are just plain greedy. There is no other expl ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Infection of Intestines caused by Staphylococcal Bacteria
6/28/2008 3:01:45 PM

Reviewer: Vikki4fsu, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My Dad has taken this medicine while in the hospital, it seemed to have helped.Although when he was released upon trying to get it filled the cost was 1000.00. thats a bit much for older people on fixed incomes. There has to be other alternatives. No noticable side effects.

Condition: Infection of Intestines caused by Staphylococcal Bacteria
4/16/2008 3:10:58 PM

Reviewer: clinical coordinator, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Vancomycin has side affects of difficulty hearing and hearing loss. The information does not say if this is temporary or permanent. The physicians that treated my mother, never said anything about further risk to her hearing. She has had a noticeable affect on her hearing from a 10 day course of taking vancomycin. Remember to ask the physician who is perscribing a medication about the side affe ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Infection of Intestines caused by Staphylococcal Bacteria
12/2/2007 2:22:28 AM

Reviewer: bdogden, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Am getting vancomycin infusion at the hospital every morning. The first day I got the "red man syndrome",but after taking 50 mg of benadryl beore I go I haven't had it anymore. Am having some trouble with my legs hurting and involuntary jerking in my arms and legs.

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