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Review: could Vancomycin hcl cause Complex partial seizures?

Summary: Complex partial seizures could be caused by Vancomycin hcl, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Levofloxacin, and have Sepsis.

We study 2,159 people who have side effects while taking Vancomycin hcl from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Complex partial seizures and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 2,151 people reported to have side effects when taking Vancomycin hcl. Among them, 1 people (0.05%) has Complex Partial Seizures. They amount to 0.01% of all the 7,455 people who have Complex Partial Seizures on eHealthMe.

Trend of Complex partial seizures in Vancomycin hcl reports

Time on Vancomycin hcl when people have Complex partial seizures * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Complex partial seizures100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Complex partial seizures when taking Vancomycin hcl * :

FemaleMale
Complex partial seizures0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Complex partial seizures when taking Vancomycin hcl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Complex partial seizures0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

Severity of Complex partial seizures when taking Vancomycin hcl ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Complex partial seizures ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Sepsis (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Pneumonia (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levofloxacin (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Linezolid (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Merrem (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Developed symptoms of hyperventation syndrome (need to take frequent deep satisfying deep breaths- not rapid breathing) after hospital stay for flu and possible meningitis. My chest x ray and CBC is normal. One doc tried to tell me this was PTSD/anxiety from post hospitalization. It is not. I am not anxious except for fact that I cannot breath right. I do not have pneumonia. I have never had this before, but I'm even short of breath while talking to people and distracted - still needing to take deep breaths mid conversation. I have never had some of the above drugs before and wondered if they could have anything to do with it. Thank you.

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    srandall on Mar, 13, 2014:

    I am a Caucasian female age 42. On vanco 3rd time for 3weeks this time. First week this time can't breathe normally, stays n cat scan clear, ringing, popping in ears n loss of hearing, frequent urination and way more urine volume. Dr Denys any of these symptoms from vanco as he gives lectures on vanco. I also had kidney function decreases n he says he would prescribe even if kidneys in half failure because vanco is the best! Sending him documents from Mayo saying after 10 days on vanco patients need to be monitored for hearing, kidney and shallow breathing. Maybe he can add to his lectures.

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