Effect of intravenous vancomycin on renal function.

  title={Effect of intravenous vancomycin on renal function.},
  author={Robert Eng and Lynn W Wynn and Stephen Mark Smith and Flor Tecson-Tumang},
  volume={35 5},
In the past, vancomycin has been reported to cause renal failure during intravenous administration; however, more recently, such renal toxicity is alleged not to occur because of increased purity of the vancomycin preparations. In this study, 23 patients were prospectively examined during intravenous vancomycin administration for changes in renal function. Vancomycin was administered for an average of 15 days. The blood urea nitrogen (BUN) changes averaged +1.7 mg/dl and the creatinine changes… CONTINUE READING