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VANCO READY®
Vancomycin
Injection, USP
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from 500 mg to 2 g.1


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HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION
These highlights do not include all the information needed to use VANCOMYCIN INJECTION, safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for VANCOMYCIN INJECTION.

VANCOMYCIN injection, for intravenous use
Initial U.S. Approval: 1958

RECENT MAJOR CHANGES

Boxed Warning 5/2021
Warnings and Precautions, Severe Dermatologic Reactions (5.5) 5/2021
Warnings and Precautions, Potential Risk of Exposure to Excipients
During Early Pregnancy (5.1) 5/2021

WARNING: POTENTIAL RISK OF EXPOSURE TO EXCIPIENTS DURING EARLY PREGNANCY

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If use of vancomycin is needed during the first or second trimester of pregnancy, use other available formulations of vancomycin. This formulation of vancomycin injection contains the excipients polyethylene glycol (PEG 400) and N-acetyl D-alanine (NADA), which resulted in fetal malformations in animal reproduction studies at dose exposures approximately 8 and 32 times, respectively, higher than the exposures at the human equivalent dose (5.1, 8.1).


INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Vancomycin Injection is a glycopeptide antibacterial indicated in adult and pediatric patients (1 month and older) for the treatment of:
  • Septicemia (1.1)
  • Infective Endocarditis (1.2)
  • Skin and Skin Structure Infections (1.3)
  • Bone Infections (1.4)
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infections (1.5)

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Vancomycin Injection and other antibacterial drugs, Vancomycin Injection should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. (1.6)

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
  • Obtain a pregnancy test in females of reproductive potential prior to initiating treatment with Vancomycin Injection [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1) and Use in Specific Populations (8.1,8.3)].
  • Use this formulation of Vancomycin Injection only in patients who require the entire (500 mg, 750 mg, 1 g, 1.25 g, 1.5 g, 1.75 g or 2 g) dose and not any fraction thereof. (2.1)
  • For intravenous use only. Do Not administer orally.
  • Administer Vancomycin Injection by intravenous infusion over 60 minutes or greater to reduce the risk of infusion reactions (2.1)
  • Adult Patients: 2 g divided either as 0.5 grams (g) every 6 hours or 1 g every 12 hours (2.2)
  • Pediatric Patients (1 Month and Older): 10 mg/kg per dose given every 6 hours (2.3)
  • Patients with Renal Impairment: See full prescribing information for recommended doses in patients with renal impairment (2.4)
  • See full prescribing information for further important administration and preparation instructions (2.1, 2.5)

DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS
Vancomycin Injection, USP: Single-dose flexible bags containing 500 mg vancomycin in 100 mL, 750 mg vancomycin in 150 mL, 1 g vancomycin in 200 mL, 1.25 g vancomycin in 250 mL, 1.5 g vancomycin in 300 mL, 1.75 g vancomycin in 350 mL and 2 g vancomycin in 400 mL of liquid. (3)

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Hypersensitivity to vancomycin (4)

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
  • Infusion Reactions: Hypotension, including shock and cardiac arrest, wheezing, dyspnea, urticaria, muscular and chest pain and “red man syndrome” which manifests as pruritus and erythema that involves the face, neck and upper torso may occur with rapid intravenous administration. To reduce the risk of infusion reactions, administer Vancomycin Injection over a period of 60 minutes or greater and also prior to intravenous anesthetic agents. (2.1, 5.2)
  • Nephrotoxicity: Systemic vancomycin exposure may result in acute kidney injury (AKI) including acute renal failure, mainly due to interstitial nephritis or less commonly acute tubular necrosis. Monitor serum vancomycin concentrations and renal function. (5.3)
  • Ototoxicity: Ototoxicity has occurred in patients receiving vancomycin. Monitor for signs and symptoms of ototoxicity during therapy. Monitor serum vancomycin concentrations and renal function. Assessment of auditory function may be appropriate in some instances. (5.4)
  • Severe Dermatologic reactions: Discontinue Vancomycin Injection at the rst appearance of skin rashes, mucosal lesions, or blisters. (5.5)
  • Clostridioides difficile-Associated Diarrhea: Evaluate patients if diarrhea occurs. (5.6).
  • Neutropenia: Periodically monitor leukocyte count. (5.8)
  • Phlebitis: To reduce the risk of local irritation and phlebitis administer Vancomycin Injection by a secure intravenous route of administration. (5.9)
  • Development of Drug-Resistant Bacteria: Prescribing Vancomycin Injection in the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection is unlikely to provide benefit to the patient and increases the risk of the development of drug resistant bacteria. (5.10)

ADVERSE REACTIONS
The common adverse reactions are anaphylaxis, “red man syndrome”, acute kidney injury, hearing loss, neutropenia. (6.1)

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Xellia Pharmaceuticals USA, LLC at 1-833-295-6953 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. DRUG INTERACTIONS
  • Anesthetic Agents: Concomitant administration of vancomycin and anesthetic agents has been associated with erythema and histamine-like flushing. (2.1, 7.1)
  • Piperacillin/Tazobactam: Increased incidence of acute kidney injury in patients receiving concomitant piperacillin/tazobactam and vancomycin as compared to vancomycin alone. Monitor kidney function in patients. (7.2)

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Revised: 5/2021  Download Complete Prescribing Information 

Reference:

1. VANCO READY™ Prescribing Information. Xellia Pharmaceuticals; 2021.