How is red man syndrome treated?

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How is redman syndrome caused by use of vancomycin treated?

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Redman Syndrome occurs as a result of release of Histamine from mast cells when Vancomycin is infused rapidly.

It can be prevented by infusing drug slowly over an hour.

If the flushing reaction has occured watch and if severe enough to compromise BP and Respiration, Antihistaminic can be given.

answered May 29, 2012 by Angrybird Sresta Medical student (607 points)
selected May 29, 2012 by Sulabh Shrestha
answered May 21, 2012 by admin Doctor of Medicine (10,059 points)