Class of antibiotic > glycopeptide – inhibits cell wall synthesis in gram-positive bacteria.
Dose: variable – dependent on patient weight, kidney function, etc. Typically given one to two times per day, diluted in 250-500ml of Normal Saline depending on dose. Weekly labs draws for kidney function and peak and trough levels of the antibiotic are necessary.
Administration: Elastomeric pumps (“homeballs) or gravity bags.