Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

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

Overall User Ratings

40 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

1-5 of 15 Next»
Condition: Infection of Intestines caused by Staphylococcal Bacteria
3/22/2013 2:19:10 PM

Reviewer: j-bo, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My Dr gave me medication yesterday and insurance would not cover. I started having pain in bladder area after first dose. My Dr informed me this drug has virtually no side affects but in reading I find out differently. I also am partially deaf due to other issues and am concerned about loss of hearing as I don't have a lot to loose. Has anyone experience bladder pain or hearing loss? Did heari ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Infection of Intestines caused by Staphylococcal Bacteria
2/25/2013 2:39:41 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Treated c-diff with flagyl but it came back. Now on 3rd course (3 months) of 500mg every 6 hours. C-diff symptoms still present. Severe nausea after taking it, and lots of hair loss, does anyone notice hairloss? Very expensive, lucky to have full coverage by insurance plan.

Condition: Infection of Intestines caused by Staphylococcal Bacteria
8/27/2012 2:10:28 PM

Reviewer: Dowdydsx, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Took vancomycin to treat CDiff, after 14 days, stopped medication. 3 weeks later Cdiff was positive again. Took Vanco for a total of 30 days tappering does last two weeks. Side affects were horrible, back pain, stomach ache, cramping, fatique and diahrea. Have been off it for 5 days now and still feeling tired with some stomach issues. How long does it take to get out of system and/or for my ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Infection of Intestines caused by Staphylococcal Bacteria
7/31/2012 9:46:49 AM

Reviewer: Befuddled, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Was diagnosed with C diff and am half way through my 14 day supply. At first I was told my insurance wouldn't cover it. I had my dr. call in a pre auth and it went from $420.00 down to my 5.00 co-pay! Just a tip to help those with insurance issues. Also, that is for the liquid. The taste is horrible, but, short lived with a drink of something immediately following the dose. I am however h ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Infection of Intestines caused by Staphylococcal Bacteria
6/3/2011 4:03:13 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
You must find a pharmacy that can formulate vancomycin to take orally as a liquid. Cost for 14 day 1oz doses 4 times a day should be about 25.00. Try a hospital pharmacy. The drug works!

1-5 of 15 Next»
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
 
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Ask the pharmacist

Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

Ask a Question

Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

hands on abdomen
Can you catch one?
Woman sitting in front of UV lights
Is yours working?
woman using breath spray
What's causing yours?
womans hand on abdomen
Are you ready for baby?
MS Overview
Recognizing symptoms.
bowl of yogurt with heart shape
Eat for a healthy heart.
woman doing pushups
To help you get fit.
Colored x-ray of tooth decay
Know what to look for.
Woman sitting with child
Do you know the symptoms?
mosquito
Stings, bites, burns, and more.
Allentown, PA
Are you living in one?
Thyroid exam
See how much you know.

Women's Health Newsletter

Find out what women really need.

WebMD the app

Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Find Out More
IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.