Hello everyone, I had question about Vanco. I was taking it a few months ago, and it brought my liver enzymes down, but then they shot back up. During this time I discovered that my main bile duct was scarred over and was forced to have an ERCP done with placement of a 7cm plastic stent. I will be going to get another ERCP done next week with a Spyglass procedure in order to check the smaller ducts for cancer and possible additional stenting. My thought was that the Vanco was not working because of the blocked duct, but now that it's open I think it's worth a shot to try the treatment again.
My question is, does anyone know if there are any counterindications for Vanco and patients with stents? Also, can Vanco actually cause damage to the billiary tree? Before I started the treatment I didn't have any real problems, but then I ended up having all the symptoms of a blockage (Bili went up to 3.8 before the procedure, a few days after it went up to 7.0, then a week later down to 2.8, still have bili in my urine, having a blood test tomorrow to check levels, will update then) and I was admited to the hospital for it. While I can't find any information on Vanco and liver damage, I wanted to bring this up here to get feedback from others in my situation. I honestly believe Vanco will help, but I'm just scared to try anything right now.
Thanks for all you help ahead of time!