Vancocin HCI For C-Diff

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ISF13+
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   Posted 8/14/2009 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
From what I hear, this is a heavy duty antibiotic.  Pricey too.  My out of pocket cost was $155 for the 2-weeks I'm supposed to be on it.  Has anybody else been on this drug and if so, did you have any awful side effects?  Thanks for your input.
Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum. 
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Flagyl 250mg, 3xday, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone & Entocort


randynoguts
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   Posted 8/14/2009 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
do you mean Vancomyacin? if so yes many times... no side effects for me.
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Keeper
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   Posted 8/14/2009 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Vancocin Description

Vancocin HCl Capsules (Vancomycin Hydrochloride Capsules, USP)

MAG102886
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   Posted 8/14/2009 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Ive been on Vancomyacin, as a matter of fact I'm on it right now. My GI actually took me off Flagyl and put me on it because it has fewer side effects.  I haven't had any problem with it. I'm on it for c-diff as well, and was actually taking the liquid form of it by mouth while I was in the hospital.  My co-pay was only 20 bucks though, and I got a 2 month supply. =/
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Imuran 50mg, Vitamin B12 (injection), D, and C tablets. Fish Oil Tablets, Cats Claw, Slippery Elm, and Reishi.
 

PV
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   Posted 8/14/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband was on vancomycin for 10 months last year - he didn't have any side effects from it. Also, it really is the best antibiotic for fighting c-diff. When taken orally, vancomycin isn't really absorbed systemically, and it is very effective in the colon. Flagyl on the other hand is much harder to take because of the side effects, but of course it is cheaper.

If you are going to be on it for a while, if your insurance does 3 month prescriptions, you can see if your doc will give you one, so you can pay 1 copay for a 3 month supply.

PV
Husband with Crohn's
Diagnosed March 2003 Ulcerative Proctitis
Diagnosed March 2008 Crohn's & C-diff, hospitalized 45 days
Canasa, Lialda, Remicade, VSL#3, Florastor
In Remission since June 2008
Stopped vancomycin for c-diff Jan 1 2009
C-diff free, and in crohn's remission, knock on wood


ISF13+
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   Posted 8/14/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your input.  I feel better already.  :)
Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum. 
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Vancocin HCI 125mg, 4xday for C-Diff, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone, Flagyl & Entocort


ISF13+
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   Posted 8/17/2009 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Vancomyacin is the name brand.  I must have gotten a generic or something cause I spelled it exactly the way it was on the little pill bubble thingie I get the pill out of.  So far, my only side effect has been a LOT of gas.  I guess that's a good thing.  Maybe it's the bugs dying off?  Who knows.

Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum. 
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Vancocin HCI 125mg, 4xday for C-Diff, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone, Flagyl & Entocort

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