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What is vancomycin hydrochloride?

Vancomycin hydrochloride is the active ingredient in the brand-name prescription drug Vancocin. It is an antibiotic used to treat intestinal infections, specifically those that cause colitis. Vancomycin hydrochloride may be used in conjunction with other drugs.

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