Vancomycin is a widely used antibiotic in the clinic whenever you suspect methicillin-resistant staphylococci (surgery, endocarditis, abscess). Vancomycin is also given as an alternative to infections caused by Gram positive bacteria in patients allergic to penicillins, cephalosporins or other beta-lactam antibiotics due to the possibility of cross-allergy between betalactams.
Nosocomial pneumonia, bronchopulmonary infections in cystic fibrosis, bacterial meningitis, chronic suppurative otitis media, malign external otitis, complicated urinary tract infections, complicated skin and soft tissue infections, complicated intra-abdominal infections, bone and joint infections, peritonitis associated with dialysis in patients with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis-CAPD.
"Serious bacterial infections of proven or presumed origin from Gram- ""difficult"" negative or mixed flora with the presence of Gram-negative resistant to the most common antibiotics, particularly in defiled and / or immunosuppressed patients. Prophylaxis of surgical infections."
"Amikacin is an antibiotic used for a number of bacterial infections. This includes joint infections, intra-abdominal infections, meningitis, pneumonia, sepsis, and urinary tract infections. It is also used for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis."