Compare Sivextro vs. Vancocin

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Sivextro (tedizolid)

Prescription only

Vancocin (vancomycin)

Prescription only
Treats bacterial infections.

Sivextro (tedizolid) has a more convenient, daily dosing and shorter course of therapy, but is more expensive than other medicines that work just like it.

Treats bacterial infections.

Vancocin (vancomycin) is effective in treating C. difficile-associated diarrhea or Staph infection of the small intestine and colon.

Upsides
  • Taken once daily.
  • Full course of treatment is shorter compared to other anti-bacterials (6 days vs. 7-14 days).
  • May cause less stomach and bone marrow effects than Zyvox (linezolid)
  • Vancocin (vancomycin) is the first choice medicine to treat C. difficile-associated diarrhea.
  • Available in generic.
  • Available as both a capsule and a liquid.
Downsides
  • Available as brand version only so can be expensive.
  • Vancocin (vancomycin) is only given by mouth to treat C. difficile-associated diarrhea or Staph infection of the small intestine and colon. It is not effective for other types of infections.
  • Vancocin (vancomycin) must be taken 3 to 4 times a day.
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Used for
  • Clostridium difficile diarrhea
  • Staphylococcal infection of small intestine and colon
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Liquid
Price
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Side effects
5possible side effects
  • Nausea
    8%
  • Headache
    6%
  • Diarrhea
    4%
  • Vomiting
    3%
  • Dizziness
    2%
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13possible side effects
  • Nausea
    17%
  • Abdominal pain
    15%
  • Low potassium levels
    13%
  • Vomiting
    9%
  • Diarrhea
    9%
  • Fever
    9%
  • Gas
    8%
  • Urinary tract infection
    8%
  • Headache
    7%
  • Swelling
    6%
  • Back pain
    6%
  • Fatigue
    5%
  • Kidney problems
    5%
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Risks and risk factors
  • New infection
    • Taking Sivextro (tedizolid) for a long time
  • Development of drug-resistant bacteria
    • Using Sivextro (tedizolid) for a long time
  • Low white blood cells
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  • Oral use only
  • Kidney problems
    • Age 65 and older
    • Kidney problems
    • Kidney disease
    • Hemodialysis
  • New infection
  • Hearing loss
    • Underlying hearing loss
    • Taking high doses of Vancocin (vancomycin) intravenously
    • Using another medicine that causes hearing loss
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