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Covan 1gm IV1gm

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Renata Limited
Generic: Vancomycin
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Covan 1gm IV does not cause any harmful side effects.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Covan 1gm IV may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the devel... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Covan 1gm IV is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby... View More
DrivingDriving
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Covan 1gm IV does not usually affect your ability to drive.
KidneyKidney
CAUTION
Covan 1gm IV should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Covan 1gm IV may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Reg... View More
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There is limited information available on the use of Covan 1gm IV in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Covan 1gm IV is an antibiotic used in the treatment of severe bacterial infections in hospitalized patients. It is effective against infections of the r... View More

Uses of Covan 1gm IV

  • Severe bacterial infections

Side effects of Covan 1gm IV

Common
  • Breathlessness
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Wheezing
  • Renal injury
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)

How to use Covan 1gm IV

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Covan 1gm IV works

Covan 1gm IV is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them ... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • You have been prescribed Covan 1gm IV to treat serious bacterial infections of the heart, blood, bones, and soft tissues.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder ... View More
  • It should be taken slowly via a drip. Fast infusion can lead to reactions such as low blood pressure, wheezing, shortness of breath or itching.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function and your hearing while you are taking this medicine.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to check the level of this medicine in your blood.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Septicaemia, Soft tissue infections, Osteomyelitis, Enterocolitis, Colitis, Serious staphylococcal or other Gm +ve infections, Bacterial endocarditis

Administration

IV Preparation Add 10 mL of SWI to 500-mg vial and 20 mL of SWI to 1-g vial to yield 50 mg/mL solution; further dilution is required, depending on meth... View More

Adult Dose

Intravenous Severe staphylococcal or other Gram-positive infections, Endocarditis Adult: 500 mg 6 hrly, infused over at least 60 min or 1 g 12 hrly, i... View More

Child Dose

Intravenous Children Severe staphylococcal or other Gram-positive infections, Endocarditis <1 month: 15 mg/kg followed by 10 mg/kg IV q12hr for neona... View More

Renal Dose

Renal impairment: Patient on intermittent haemodialysis: Loading dose: 15-25 mg/kg on day 1, followed by 5-10 mg/kg maintenance dose after each dialysis... View More

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity to the drug; history of impaired hearing; IM administration.

Mode of Action

Vancomycin binds tightly to D-alanyl-D-alanine portion cell wall precursor causing blockage of glycopeptide polymerisation which produces immediate inhi... View More

Precaution

Patient w/ allergic reaction to teicoplanin, previous hearing loss, inflammatory bowel disease. Renal impairment. Elderly. Pregnancy and lactation. Moni... View More

Side Effect

>10% Erythematous rash on face and upper body (red neck or red man syndrome; related to infusion rate),Hypotension accompanied by flushing 1-10% C... View More

Interaction

General anaesth may enhance the adverse effects of vancomycin. Increased risk of ototoxicity and nephrotoxicity w/ aminoglycosides, polymyxins, ciclospo... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More