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How does vancomycin I've stay in your system

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How long does vancomycin I've stay in your system
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 5 months ago.

Thank you for your question.

The drug would be eliminated from the body in about 12 to 24 hours.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
The hospital I work at claim that I gave vanco to the wrong patient the pt showed no vanco in his system I hung the vanco at 100am and the test was done at 0900 am it showed no vanco in the patients system this was on a Friday morning then 4 days later they are saying they did a second vanco level and it was positive my shift ended Friday morning and was off for the next four day this hospital does not have a computerized system and they still paper chart and have no scanning system for medications I know I did not hang the vanco on the wrong patient how could the vanc level be 0 on Friday and by tues of the next week they are saying the 2 no test shows there was vanco in his system they have not let me see any of the lab reports
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 months ago.

Hello

The drug is now out of the system in 24 hours.

The mean half life is up to 6 hours, giving a 36 hour elimination time.

75% of this is eliminated in the first 24 hours.

If he received a dose at 1am on a friday then it would be in the system until

1PM saturday.

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