Teicoplanin is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections of the bones and joints in both adults and children (including newborn newborns).
- The bones and joints
- The lung
- The urinary tract
- The heart, sometimes known as endocarditis.
- Abdominal wall peritonitis.
- The blood
- The skin and underneath the skin, known as soft tissue.
Teicoplanin can be administered to treat infections caused by the Clostridium difficile bacteria in the intestine.
Dosage and Side Effects
A qualified health practitioner should provide the recommended teicoplanin dose directly into a vein over about 5 minutes, or it can be combined with the other sterile fluids and given into a vein through the drip bottle or bag over about 30 minutes. The dosage can also be injected into a muscle.
Rash, erythema, pruritus, discomfort, and fever are the most common side effects.
Warning and Precautions
Avoid the administration of Teicoplanin 200 mg if you have an allergy to it or any of its components. Refrain from using this medication if you’re pregnant or planning to conceive.
Additionally, avoid teicoplanin if you’re breastfeeding or planning to do so. Before starting this treatment, discuss any history of kidney or liver issues with your doctor.
Avoid administering Teicoplanin 200 intraventricularly due to the risk of seizures. If new bacterial or fungal infections arise during Teicoplanin 200 treatment, consider appropriate measures.
Exercise caution when using inj teicoplanin alongside nephrotoxic or ototoxic medications like aminoglycosides, amphotericin B, ciclosporin, and furosemide.
Teicoplanin 200 mg might cause dizziness and headaches, potentially affecting your ability to drive or operate machinery. Patients experiencing these side effects should refrain from such activities.
Teicoplanin belongs to which drug class?
Teicoplanin, in particular, belongs to the glycopeptide antibiotic class.
What are the most prevalent teicoplanin side effects?
Fever, rash, erythema, pruritus, and discomfort are all symptoms.
How should Teicoplanin be taken?
The recommended dose of inj teicoplanin is given intramuscularly or intravenously.
Teicoplanin works in what way?
Teicoplanin, as an antibiotic, kills bacteria by preventing them from building the bacterial protective coating (cell wall) essential for survival.