Vancomycin (Vancocin )

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What is the Generic Name for Vancocin?


What is the Trade Name for Vancomycin?


What are the Indications of Vancomycin (Vancocin )?

  • Life threatening infections
  • Sepsis

What are the Actions of Vancomycin (Vancocin )?


What is the Therapeutic Class of Vancomycin (Vancocin )?


What is the Pharmacologic Class of Vancomycin (Vancocin )?


What are the Nursing Considerations of Vancomycin (Vancocin )?

  • Can cause ototoxicity, nausea, vomiting, nephrotoxicity, anaphylaxis, red-man syndrome
  • Assess for infection
  • Obtain culture prior to initiating therapy
  • Monitor blood pressure
  • Dose dependent draw serum trough levels frequently
  • Administer over at least 60 minutes to avoid skin irritation

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