Treating or preventing serious or severe bacterial infections. Vancocin is an antibiotic. It works by killing sensitive bacteria.
Vancocin is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections particularly those that cause inflammation of the intestine. It is in a class of drugs known as glycopeptide antibiotics. Vancocin is indicated for treating serious life-threatening infections caused by gram-positive bacteria that is unresponsive to other antibiotics that are less toxic.