red man syndrome

Avoiding Vancomycin Red Man Syndrome: Strategies and Case Examples

Introduction Vancomycin is a powerful antibiotic used primarily to treat severe infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). While effective, its administration can lead to a notable adverse reaction known as “Red Man Syndrome” (RMS), characterized by flushing, rash, and sometimes hypotension. […]