Vancomycin: Preparing a liquid formulation

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Key points

  • Vancomycin is an antibiotic. When given by mouth (orally), it is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria in the stomach or intestine.
  • Vancomycin solution doses are prepared from vancomycin injection bottles.
  • The vancomycin injection bottles are stored at room temperature.
  • Prepared doses of vancomycin solution must be stored in the refrigerator and must be used within 24 hours of preparation.

Disclaimer: The information in this Family Med-aid is accurate at the time of printing. It provides a summary of information about vancomycin and does not contain all possible information about this medicine. Not all side effects are listed. If you have any questions or want more information about vancomycin, speak to your healthcare provider. 

Last updated: September 7th 2019