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    When can trough level be calculated while on Vancomycin?

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Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 in General Health
Question: How long after a dose should a Vancomycin trough level be drawn?




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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
30mins before the 4th dose!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

The recommended time is 30minutes before the fourth scheduled dose for trough levels. For peak levels, it should be 1-2hours after the 4th dose is administered.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.
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