did vanco stain my teeth?

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did vanco stain my teeth?

Postby naaple » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:58 pm

I had my teeth cleaned shortly before getting c diff. They were all clean and white. Now after 2 months of c diff, my teeth are all yellow and discolored. It's disgusting! I never had problems with staining before, and I used to drink coffee! I haven't changed my dental cleaning habits, but I have noticed its harder to get my teeth feeling clean and smooth. I have been on liquid vanco. Could this be the cause of the staining? I also took flagyl, but not for long.

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Re: did vanco stain my teeth?

Postby Bobbie » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:08 am

Don't believe I've seen this on the site before. Oral Vanco. Has few side effects. I would call your pharmacist and your doc. And ask them. I'd also do some research online. If you are on another med. It could be a reaction between them. There is a extra strong fluoride tooth paste that protects the enamel on your
teeth. Ask your dentist about it

Has anyone else had this reaction to liquid Vanco?

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Re: did vanco stain my teeth?

Postby getwellsoon » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:47 am

Yes, I had terrible stains from the liquid Vanco. I thought everyone did. Good news is when you finish the dentist can knock the stain right off with a cleaning. I would wait until you are completely over the Cdiff and know you won't be taking any more Vanco before you get them cleaned again. It is a nasty looking stain, gets between teeth but the dentist gets it off so don't worry. Hope this helps. Carol
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Re: did vanco stain my teeth?

Postby naaple » Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:26 pm

Carol, we may be the only ones with this problem! I haven't found much information about this any where else. I'm not taking any other meds, so it has to be the vanco. What a bummer, as if I needed another reason not to smile these days...

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Re: did vanco stain my teeth?

Postby getwellsoon » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:20 am

Don't let it get you down, like I said the stain comes right off. You go on and smile anyway, it will make you feel better. Carol
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Re: did vanco stain my teeth?

Postby Bobbie » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:56 pm

I didn't have a stain from liquid Vanco. but, as Carol said, it can be removed. I have perio. disease and have to see dentist/perio. every 3 months - probably why stain wasn't as noticeable.

Do smile. We have a saying, "I continue to smile - because I can." This is a quote from one of our posters ( Lisa N.) who had a terrible time getting rid of C. diff. - but did.

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Re: did vanco stain my teeth?

Postby jfs8 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:50 pm

My daughter has had the stains too and the gi told me it wasn't from the oral vanco but her dentist said it was and was able to scrap it off. A power brush did help control the stains a little bit and now she is starting to have symptoms again and this will be her fourth tine on vanci in the last year, I hate this stuff. I try not to make a big deal of the stains since she is 8 years old.

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Re: did vanco stain my teeth?

Postby 8years » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:33 am

It took 8 years and 5 different Gastroenterologists to finally diagnose my c.diff.
After 2 14 day courses of liquid vanco my symptoms are GONE!

About ten days later I noticed dark gray/brownish staining on my front teeth. I finally realized it might be from the Vanco and the other posts here confirmed my suspicions.

Thank you for the information about having your dentist remove the stains. I will pursue that tomorrow.

Wishing everyone with c.diff speedy recoveries from their symptoms!

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Re: did vanco stain my teeth?

Postby georgina » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:16 am

This is a very old post , some of the posters here are not even active.


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