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Review: could Vancomycin cause Hallucinations?

Summary: Hallucinations could be caused by Vancomycin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Omeprazole, and have Bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.

We study 2,324 people who have side effects while taking Vancomycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Hallucinations. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucinations and more.

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Vancomycin hydrochloride

Vancomycin hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,393 users) has active ingredients of vancomycin hydrochloride. It is often used in mrsa infection.

Hallucinations

Hallucinations (sensations that appear real but are created by your mind) (latest reports from 166,243 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, parkinson's disease, quit smoking.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 2,334 people reported to have side effects when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride. Among them, 6 people (0.26%) have Hallucinations. They amount to 0.00% of all the 166,822 people who have Hallucinations on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hallucinations in Vancomycin hydrochloride reports

Time on Vancomycin hydrochloride when people have Hallucinations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hallucinations100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hallucinations when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride * :

FemaleMale
Hallucinations11.11%88.89%

Age of people who have Hallucinations when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hallucinations0.00%44.44%0.00%0.00%0.00%11.11%0.00%44.44%

Severity of Hallucinations when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hallucinations ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (2 people, 33.33%)
  2. Staphylococcal sepsis (2 people, 33.33%)
  3. Fusarium infection (1 people, 16.67%)
  4. Hypertension (1 people, 16.67%)
  5. Dyslipidaemia (1 people, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Omeprazole (5 people, 83.33%)
  2. Zovirax (5 people, 83.33%)
  3. Loratadine (4 people, 66.67%)
  4. Tacrolimus (4 people, 66.67%)
  5. Sertraline (4 people, 66.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Mother suffers from hallucinations - takes Atenolol, Lisinopril and Lasix

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Do not take Actifed (pills) if you're under alprazolam treatment, especially if you're having a high dosis of the benzodiazepine (or if you're being treated for a long time). The psychiatric effects can be devastating and your anxiety disorder and/or depression can get much worse.
    Unentencionally (due to a very stressfull event) I increased my alprazolam intake and since I had a flue I also started the Actifed pills 3 times a day. After two weeks in a regular basis of 7,5 mg of alprazolam + 3 actifed pills a day I got a major breakdown with completly psychotic behaviour, a huge rage attack, agressivity towards loved ones and a completly "out of me" speech and actions. Also I had suicidal behaviour tendencies, which I didn't have for almost 10 years (since I have diagnosed depression)!
    After being assisted at the hospital the attending doctor recommended the immediate suspension of alprazolam intake to avoid further similar episodes.

    Please do be very carefull with drug interactions since they can change your life in a glimpse. Be safe & take care!

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