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Review: could Vancomycin cause Lymphadenopathy (Lymph follicular hypertrophy)?

We study 2,331 people who have side effects while taking Vancomycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Lymphadenopathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Lymphadenopathy and more.

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Vancomycin hydrochloride

Vancomycin hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,402 users) has active ingredients of vancomycin hydrochloride. It is often used in mrsa infection.


Lymphadenopathy (disease or enlargement of lymph nodes) (latest reports from 114,616 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, hiv infection.

On Sep, 23, 2014: 2,331 people reported to have side effects when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride. Among them, 13 people (0.56%) have Lymphadenopathy.

Trend of Lymphadenopathy in Vancomycin hydrochloride reports

Time on Vancomycin hydrochloride when people have Lymphadenopathy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

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


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


Severity of Lymphadenopathy when taking Vancomycin hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

How people recovered from Lymphadenopathy ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (3 people, 23.08%)
  2. Convulsion prophylaxis (3 people, 23.08%)
  3. Constipation (3 people, 23.08%)
  4. Leukopenia (3 people, 23.08%)
  5. Glaucoma (3 people, 23.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Rocephin (4 people, 30.77%)
  2. Fluconazole (4 people, 30.77%)
  3. Gentamicin sulfate (4 people, 30.77%)
  4. Protonix (3 people, 23.08%)
  5. Hydrodiuril (3 people, 23.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Was misdiagnosed with lumbar osteomylitis,given PICC line home infusion 2g IV Vancomycin every 24hrs & 1g IV Ceftriaxone every 12 hrs for 3 days. On day 4 IV Vancomycin was doubled to 2g every 12 hrs.
    By day 8 became nauseated, feverish, lethargic, could not stay awake during day, woke @11pm) burning mouth painful/difficult to eat, dry rashy patches on chest, below chin, jaw and around mouth, vaginal burning, swollen painful axillary and inguinal lymph nodes Right side only. Was hospitalized with "Vancomycin Toxicity" blood level of 61mg/ml.
    I had clinical presentation of Drug Reaction Eosinophilia Systemic Syndrome-multi-organ failure, 6% eosinophils, full body erythametous rash,swelling, severe nausea,high fever, acute renal failure, oral/GI/vaginal mucosal burning, full body pain, aggitation, delerium, etc. toxic symptoms increased over the next two weeks, hearing loss,toxic hepetitis, vision "seeing everything yellow", subsegmental atelecatasis,plural effusion, acute pulmonary edema episode, possible anterior myocardial infarct.Day 22 discharged & my skin was peeling around my lips/mouth/chin/face then rapidly began sloughing off in wet great swaths from my head down-scalp, face, neck, chest,nipples, shoulders, arms, hands, fingers, palms, torso, back, buttocks, pubic, thighs, knees, calves, feet, heels, toes, soles of feet. The entire top layer of skin detached from the dermis leaving raw, red, chalky, dry dermis &virtually had no skin on 7 day post-hospital follow-up. The dermatologist wanted me to be re-admitted in a "Burn Unit" to manage thermal regulation, hydration and calorie support and oral steroids but the ID Dr insisted "topical only" steroids then was sent home. I lost 20+lbs rapidly while skin regrew & have since suffered daily fatigue 18+mos with post-digestive upper left quad stomach/duodeneum/pancreas abdominal pain, endoscopy tomorrow.


Can you answer these questions (what is this?):

  • How long did the hives/itching eyes last?
    had back to back allergic reactions to iv abx - after clinda (april 2014) developed sjs - still having hives around my eyes, watering, and severe itching. have been on 4x dose zyrtec, prn benadryl. when will this go away?

  • How do i get rid of this red man syndrome
    This all started March 12th when I had to go in and take the knee out and put in a concrete spacer and I had a pick line and I was getting vancomycin which started this condition called Red Man Syndrome, its a Horrible rash and I think its going away and then it re appears I Need Help Please.

  • Does mrsa affect your memory and thought process
    Level 10 pain almost constant. Nothing seems to help. I am hospitalized now going on a month

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