Canterbury DHB


February 2021

Antimicrobial Guidelines

Vancomycin Dosing Guidelines

We've updated this section:

  • Initial vancomycin dosing is now based on actual body weight (loading dose) as well as renal function (maintenance dose).
  • Evaluation of the area under the concentration-time curve (0 – 24 h), rather than trough concentration alone, is used for subsequent dose individualisation.
  • Maximum infusion rate has increased to 1000 mg/hour.
  • See bulletin.


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