Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Red man syndrome - ADR of vancomycin


Red man syndrome, RMS is an adverse reaction to rapid infusion of vancomycin that leads to flushing/redness of face, neck and upper torso. The mechanism of this reaction is histamine release (anaphylactoid reaction).

Prevention - slow IV infusion of vancomycin over 1 hr

PS - I remember this as lots of wine causes flushing, so does v(w)ancomycin ;D

That's all
- Jaskunwar Singh

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