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Published: Circulation ; Am J Health-Syst Pharm

Vancomycin

"Vancomycin Therapeutic Monitoring: Review and Recommendations from the ASHP, IDSA and SIDP Task Force"

Vancomycin is a glycopeptide antibiotic that has been in clinical use for nearly 50 years as a penicillin alternative to treat penicillinase-producing strains of Staphlococcus aureus. It is one of the most widely used antibiotics in the United States for the treatment of serious gram-positive infections involving methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA).  Link to full text guideline   *For information on the timing of this update, please contact the ASHP.

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