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Common Uses

Some Potential Side Effects

Serious infections caused by gram-positive bacteria Staining and Examination Using a Microscope (such as Staphylococcus and Streptococcus species) that are resistant to other antibiotics

Aching muscles and joints

Pain and inflammation at the site where the catheter was inserted, especially if inserted in a vein in an arm or leg

* Bilirubin is a waste product that is formed during the normal breakdown of red blood cells. Bilirubin is processed and then excreted out of the liver.