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Vancomycin Side Effects

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Severe Side Effects of Vancomycin

  • Ringing in the ears, auditory hallucinations, and hearing loss.
  • Lowered Potassium levels which might cause muscle pain, cramping, and arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat).
  • Persistent diarrhea.
  • Thrombophlebitis (inflammation of a vein caused by a bloodclot) may result from an intravenous infusion of Vancomycin.
  • Decreased white blood cell count and an increased chance of infection or superinfection.
  • Anemia, which is a drop in red blood cells.
  • Anaphylaxis.
  • Peripheral neuropathy.

 Common Side Effects of Vancomycin

  • Gastrointestinal disturbances such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, and flatulence have been reported.
  • Urinary tract infection.
  • Fever.
  • Fatigue.