vancomyacin and merrem and alzheimers

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   Posted 12/1/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
   Has anyone had any experiences with intravenous vancomyacin and
merrem and alzheimers?
       My father was treated for pneumonia with vancomyacin and merrem in the hospital and
had a dramatic improvement in his ability to verbally communicate. He
was treated with it one day and the next day he started talking again.
He spoke in a normal manner for several days after. The doctors were treating the pneumonia not the alzheimers. His communication abilities declined gradually there after. The doctors felt the increased talking ability was the result of treating the infection of pneumonia but was not a treatment for the alzheimers.
       By chance has anyone observed the coincidence of this effect with these meds and alzheimers?

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   Posted 12/2/2009 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi i have not heard of this before but i am glad your dad had good response to it...i would have to say that vanco on a long time iv can cause some problems from my own experiences and documented ones...i have lost hearing totally it is being blamed partially on the long term iv vanco use but thats me n how i is your dad now...glad you found us here...keep posting great family support here...lyn
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