Vancomycin Hydrochloride is a tricyclic glycosylated peptide that has bactericidal activity against most organisms and a bacteriostatic effect on enterococci. These penicillins and cephalosporins, binds tightly to the D-alanyl-D-alanine portion of cell wall precursors, so as to interfere with bacterial cell wall synthesis. It results in the activation of bacterial autolysins that destroy the cell wall by lysis. This active component may also alter the permeability of bacterial cytoplasmic membranes and may selectively inhibit RNA synthesis. This active agent inhibits bacterial cell wall assembly and is toxic to kidneys and the inner ear.
Class of Drugs – Antibacterial drugs
Molecular Formula – C66H76Cl3N9O24
Molecular Weight – 1485.7 g/mol
Working: Vancomycin composed medicines are approved for the treatment of serious bacterial infections. Vancomycin Hydrochloride is an antibiotic that acts by stopping the growth of bacteria. It is usually given by injection into a vein. When this drug is taken orally, it stays in the intestines to stop the growth of bacteria that cause these symptoms.
Uses: This medication is indicated to treat serious bacterial infections. It is an antibiotic that restricting the growth of bacteria. Vancomycin Hydrochloride is given orally to treat a certain intestinal condition that may rarely happen after treatment with antibiotics. This condition induces diarrhea and stomach/abdominal discomfort or pain.
It only treats bacterial infections not work for viral infections.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This active component is used in a popular brand medicine as given below:
- Vancocin: 250 mg
This drug can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss. Stop using this medication and seek medical attention right away.