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Composition for TARGOCID

Teicoplanin(200 mg)

food interaction for TARGOCID

alcohol interaction for TARGOCID

pregnancy interaction for TARGOCID

lactation interaction for TARGOCID

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Targocid 200 mg infusion at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Targocid 200 mg infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Teicoplanin(200 mg)


Targocid 200 mg infusion is used to treat infections of skin and soft tissues, bones and joints, lung (pneumonia), urinary tract, heart and  abdomen.

How it works

Targocid 200 mg infusion belongs to the group of medicines called glycopeptide antibacterials. It acts by killing the bacteria that causes infections.

Common side effects

Nausea, Noisy breathing, Pain, Inflammation of a vein, Rash, Liver enzyme increased, Abdominal cramp, Tachycardia, Allergic reaction, Bronchoconstriction (constriction of air passages), Cough, Deafness, Decreased blood pressure, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Fainting, Headache, Hearing loss, Increased white blood cell count (eosinophils), Itching, Flushing, Red man syndrome, Ringing in ear, Skin redness, Sneezing, Subcutaneous swelling, Vestibular disorder, Vomiting, Reduced blood platelets


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Expert advice for TARGOCID

  • Do not take teicoplanin if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to vancomycin, teicoplanin or any of the other ingredients of teicoplanin formulation.
  • Do not take teicoplanin if you have red man syndrome; low platelet count in the blood (thrombocytopenia); kidney problem.
  • Avoid using teicoplanin if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking teicoplanin because you may feel drowsy.
  • Do the blood tests for complete blood cell count at regular intervals.
  • Do not prolong the use of teicoplanin.

Frequently asked questions for TARGOCID


Q. Is teicoplanin a penicillin or does it contain penicillin?
No, teicoplanin is not penicillin and it does not contain penicillin.
 Q. Is teicoplanin nephrotoxic?
It is nephrotoxic in patients with kidney problem and in those receiving teicoplanin concurrently with other medicinal products having nephrotoxic potential (eg. aminoglycosides, cisplatin). Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is teicoplanin safe in penicillin allergy?
Yes, it is safe in penicillin allergy.
Q. What is teicoplanin used for?
Teicoplanin is used to treat infections of skin and soft tissues, bones and joints, lung (pneumonia), urinary tract, inner layer of the heart called endocardium, peritonitis associated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Teicoplanin is also used as an alternative oral treatment for Clostridium difficile infection-associated diarrhea and colitis.
Q. How does teicoplanin work?
It is antibacterial medicine and works by killing the bacteria that causes infections.


Content on this page was last updated on 14 May, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)