Antimicrobials
Vancomycin PO

Vancomycin PO

N/A
None
See Below

Spectrum of Activity

Dosing

General Information

Only indication is in the therapy of C. difficile infection

Suspension

  • $6/day

Outpatient

  • Sometimes cheaper capsules depending on insurance but note prices are increasing
  • Many pharmacies charge for full suspension bottle, inpatient suspension is cheaper

Caps

  • $12/day
  • Nonformulary and not stocked inpatient

Limited role with limited absorption in most cases. Absorption may be seen with severe toxic megacolon/leaking gut with high doses of PO/PR vancomycin.

Limited oral absorption.

Antimicrobial class: Glycopeptide

Pregnancy category: B

Biliary penetration: None

CSF penetration: None

Lung penetration: None

Urine penetration: None