Which medications in the drug class Glycopeptides are used in the treatment of Acute Pyelonephritis?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Glycopeptides

Glycopeptide antibiotics such as vancomycin have bactericidal activity and can be used as alternative therapy for patients with pyelonephritis.

Vancomycin (Vancocin)

Vancomycin is a potent antibiotic directed against gram-positive organisms and is active against Enterococcus species. Vancomycin is indicated for patients who cannot receive or did not respond to penicillins and cephalosporins or patients who have infections with resistant staphylococci.


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