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Firvanq (Vancomycin Hydrochloride)

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Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

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  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
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  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
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  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team
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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Description

Firvanq (vancomycin hydrochloride for oral solution) is an antibiotic indicated for the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea and enterocolitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-resistant strains) in adults and pediatric patients.

Directions

Each kit of Firvanq contains vancomycin hydrochloride USP, powder for oral solution, equivalent to 3.75 grams or 7.5 grams or 15.0 grams vancomycin, and grape-flavored diluent.

Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea:

  • Adults (18 years of age and older): 125 mg by mouth four times daily for 10 days
  • Pediatrics (less than 18 years old): 40 mg per kg by mouth in 3 or 4 divided doses for 7 to 10 days. Do not take more than 2,000 mg per day.

Enterocolitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus:

  • Adults (18 years of age and older): 500 mg to 2,000 mg by mouth in 3 or 4 divided doses for 7 to 10 days.
  • Pediatrics (less than 18 years old): 40 mg per kg by mouth in 3 or 4 divided doses for 7 to 10 days. Do not take more than 2,000 mg per day.

Shake the reconstituted Firvanq oral solution well before measuring it out. Use a measuring device to measure out the appropriate dose (in milliliters). Firvanq should be stored in the refrigerator. Discard Firvanq after 2 weeks or if it looks cloudy or contains particulates. 

Ingredients

Vancomycin Hydrochloride is the active ingredient in Firvanq.

Contraindications

Talk to your doctor about your allergies. You should not take Firvanq if you are allergic to vancomycin hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients contained in Firvanq.

Cautions

  • Talk to your doctor about all the medications you take, including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
  • Serum vancomycin levels may be monitored due to the risk of increased levels.
  • Kidney function should be monitored due to Firvanq's potential to cause kidney damage.
  • Firvanq may cause problems with hearing.
  • Firvanq may cause severe skin reactions including rashes, lesions, or blisters.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Firvanq include nausea, upset stomach, and low potassium levels. These are not all the possible side effects. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop side effects that are troublesome or persistent.

With a valid prescription, you can buy Firvanq online at a competitive price at Canada Drugs Direct.

Reference:

  1. Firvanq Prescribing Information. Wilmington, MA: azurity pharmaceuticals. 


IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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