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Vancoflag 500 Injection

Vancoflag 500 Injection

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Composition

VANCOMYCIN-500MG

Manufacturer/Marketer

Flagship Biotech International Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

PARENTERAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

About Vancoflag 500 Injection

Vancoflag 500 Injection belongs to a class of antibiotics called glycopeptide, primarily used to treat severe bacterial infections in hospitalised patients. It is effective against bacterial infections like ulcerative colitis (chronic inflammation of the colon), bacterial septicemia (infection of the blood caused by bacteria), and osteomyelitis (infection of the bone). Bacterial infection occurs when harmful bacteria grow in the body and causes illness.

Vancoflag 500 Injection is composed of 'Vancomycin'. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall), which is needed for them to survive.

Vancoflag 500 Injection will be administered by a healthcare professional; do not self-administer it. Common side effects of Vancoflag 500 Injection are application site reactions like pain, redness, and swelling. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. If these side effects persist longer, please consult your doctor.

Let your doctor know if you have liver/kidney diseases, hearing problems, and stomach/intestinal disorders before starting Vancoflag 500 Injection. Do not use Vancoflag 500 Injection while getting vaccinated with live bacterial vaccines (typhoid vaccine) since Vancoflag 500 Injection may affect vaccines' activity. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult the doctor before starting Vancoflag 500 Injection. Avoid alcohol consumption to prevent any undesired effects while using Vancoflag 500 Injection. Vancoflag 500 Injection should be used for children only when prescribed by a doctor, depending on the child's age and body weight.

Uses of Vancoflag 500 Injection

Treatment of Bacterial Infections.

Medicinal Benefits

Vancoflag 500 Injection is composed of 'Vancomycin'. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) needed to survive. Vancoflag 500 Injection used to treat severe bacterial infections in hospitalised patients. It is effective against bacterial infections like ulcerative colitis (chronic inflammation of the colon), bacterial septicemia (infection of the blood caused by bacteria), osteomyelitis (infection of the bone), endocarditis (infection of the inner lining of the heart ), skin and soft tissue infection, surgical prophylaxis (infections during surgery) and lower respiratory tract infections.

Directions for Use

It will be injected by a healthcare professional. Do not self-administer.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Vancoflag 500 Injection

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling at the injection site

Drug Warnings

Let your doctor know if you are allergic reactions to any medicines. Some rare cases may cause serious side effects like hearing problems (such as ringing in the ears, and hearing loss) and signs of kidney problems (such as a change in the amount of urine), please stop using the medicine in such cases and consult your doctor immediately. Do not use Vancoflag 500 Injection while getting vaccinated with live bacterial vaccines (typhoid vaccine) since Vancoflag 500 Injection may affect vaccines' activity. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking Vancoflag 500 Injection. Avoid alcohol consumption to prevent any undesired effects while using Vancoflag 500 Injection. Vancoflag 500 Injection should be used for children only when prescribed by a doctor, depending on the child's age and body weight.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Vancoflag 500 Injection may interact with antibiotics (amikacin, gentamicin, bacitracin),  blood thinner (enoxaparin, warfarin), diuretics  (furosemide), anti-diabetics (metformin, insulin-glargine), vaccines (cholera vaccine, typhoid vaccine), oestrogen (ethinylestradiol), pain killers (ketorolac), and antacids (pantoprazole).

Drug-Food Interaction: Avoid fatty foods, alcohol, and caffeine with Vancoflag 500 Injection. 

Drug-Disease Interaction: Inform your doctor if you have colitis, ototoxicity/hearing problems, kidney dysfunction, neutropenia (abnormally low count of a type of white blood cell (neutrophils), and gastrointestinal inflammation.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • CHOLERA VACCINE
  • TYPHOID VACCINE
  • AMIKACIN
  • GENTAMICIN
  • BACITRACIN
  • ENOXAPARIN
  • WARFARIN
  • FUROSEMIDE
  • INSULIN GLARGINE
  • METFORMIN
  • ETHINYLESTRADIOL
  • KETOROLAC
  • PANTOPRAZOLE

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Taking probiotics after an antibiotic treatment reduces the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea. 
  • Try taking yoghurt, cheese, sauerkraut, and kimchi that help restore the intestine's good bacteria.
  • Include more fibre-enriched food in your diet that is easily digested by your gut bacteria. Fibre foods may also help restore healthy gut bacteria after a course of antibiotics. 
  • Avoid intake of alcoholic beverages as it can make you dehydrated and affect your sleep. 
  • Manage stress, eat healthily, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep. 

Special Advise

Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function and hearing while taking this medicine.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Bacterial infection occurs when harmful bacteria grow in the body and causes illness. It can infect any part of the body and multiply very quickly. Bacteria occur in three basic shapes: spherical, rod and spiral-shaped. Bacteria may be gram-positive (have a thick cell wall) or gram-negative (do not have a cell wall). Some common symptoms of a bacterial infection include cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, fatigue, and tiredness. Untreated bacterial infections may lead to serious life-threatening conditions like sepsis.

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Alcohol

Caution

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

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Pregnancy

Caution

Please consult your doctor before taking Vancoflag 500 Injection if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

Vancoflag 500 Injection can be excreted into breast milk when used by a nursing mother. Please consult your doctor before taking Vancoflag 500 Injection if you are breastfeeding.

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Driving

Caution

There is limited data on how Vancoflag 500 Injection affects your driving ability. Please seek medical advice for more information.

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Liver

Caution

Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases or hepatic impairment. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing Vancoflag 500 Injection. However, it is not recommended in patients with severe liver diseases.

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Kidney

Caution

Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney problems. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing Vancoflag 500 Injection. However, it is not recommended in patients with severe kidney diseases.

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Children

Caution

Vancoflag 500 Injection should be used for children only when prescribed by a doctor, depending on the child's age and body weight.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Mahape, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Maharashtra
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FAQs

Vancoflag 500 Injection contains Vancomycin which kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall), which is needed for them to survive.
Vancoflag 500 Injection can affect the live vaccines like typhoid vaccine and decrease its effectiveness. Please consult a doctor before you start Vancoflag 500 Injection if you are undergoing any vaccinations.
Diarrhoea can be a side-effect of Vancoflag 500 Injection. Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD) is also reported during the usage of antibiotics like Vancoflag 500 Injection. Therefore, when the patient has diarrhoea, undergoing an examination is advised to rule out the chances of CDAD following Vancoflag 500 Injection therapy.
While using Vancoflag 500 Injection, caution should be exercised for patients with a history of kidney impairment, hearing problems, newborns, and the elderly population.

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