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Condition: Other
7/17/2012 10:39:34 AM

Reviewer: Kim, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been treated 3 times over 5 years for a MRSA infection that keeps popping up. Each time IV Vanco has been used... 3 days in hospital and 2 weeks at home . Administered over 2 hours (slowly) and no itching, redness or anything. This drug has been a miricle for me and without a doubt saved my hand and foot....possibly even my life. It is the "Big Guns", but all the oral ones fai ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
3/22/2012 10:27:34 PM

Reviewer: Takecontrolofyourtreatment, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My father was given this IV for a severe eye issue caused by blocked vein. The eye is better but he is now in KIDNEY FAILURE and DIALYSIS. Never take this especially in hospital when you are getting alot of contrast dyes like CT Scan. It is toxicity and can wipe out your KIDNEYS. DANGER. Warning. DO NOT USE EVER> There are other choices besides this the risk is not worth it. I had to give ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
3/10/2012 12:16:36 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Was treated for unknown infection in knee joint replacement. The replacement knee was removed, and was in nursing home for 3 months trying to get rid of infection with Vanco injected into port twice a day. I had immediate severe itching of head/burning of eyes.throat/swollen tongue/ringing in ears.itching burning rash over entire body/loss of bladder control and diarrhea. Benedryl did not help.Ac ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
2/8/2012 1:06:49 AM

Reviewer: Ec23, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was given this drug in doctors office through IV for presumed infection of unknown origin. It almost killed me. I have no other known allergies. Started with extreme itching of scalp, then I got dizzy and violently Ill. Lost all control over bodily function and blood pressure down to 55/35. Spent 5 days in hospital after this episode. Horrible drug and deadly.

Condition: Other
12/17/2011 1:46:28 AM

Reviewer: aaronswifey, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
was given this medicine for my kidneys well lets just say i looked swollen head to toe i ripped my scalp open scratching so much and i had bulging welps up and down my body it took me over a day to get it to go away and it caused me more trouble than good never again will i take this stuff

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