Teicostat 400mg Injection

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Introduction

Teicostat 400mg Injection is an antibiotic used in the treatment of severe bacterial infections in hospitalized patients. It is effective against infections of the respiratory tract (eg. pneumonia), urinary tract, skin and soft tissues, bones and joints, heart, blood, and others.

Teicostat 400mg Injection works by stopping the growth of bacteria and is useful for treating adults as well as children. It is a narrow-spectrum antibiotic that only covers the gram-positive type of bacteria. This medicine is given by drip or by direct injection into a vein, under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It may also be combined with other antibiotics to treat additional types of bacteria.

Some people may develop local injection site reactions like pain, swelling, redness. However, this is usually minor and temporary. Other side effects like fever, itching, and skin rash may be seen occasionally. Monitoring with regular kidney function tests may be needed while you are being treated with this medication. Inform your doctor if you have a history of an allergic reaction to this medication in the past. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it may cause dizziness and headaches. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Uses of Teicostat Injection

  • Severe bacterial infections

Benefits of Teicostat Injection

In Severe bacterial infections

Teicostat 400mg Injection works by killing bacteria which can cause serious infections. It is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as infections of the lungs (pneumonia) and urinary tract. It is given by a doctor or nurse into a vein and should not be self-administered. Teicostat 400mg Injection usually makes you feel better very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Teicostat Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Teicostat

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Fever
  • Itching
  • Skin rash

How to use Teicostat Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Teicostat Injection works

Teicostat 400mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Teicostat 400mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Teicostat 400mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Teicostat 400mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Teicostat 400mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may have headaches or feel dizzy while being treated with Teicostat 400mg Injection. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Teicostat 400mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Teicostat 400mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Teicostat 400mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Teicostat 400mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Teicostat Injection?

If you miss a dose of Teicostat 400mg Injection, consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Teicostat 400mg Injection is used for treating serious bacterial infections, which cannot be treated with other antibiotics like penicillins and cephalosporins. 
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • It is given by an injection or drip into a vein or into a muscle.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and headaches.
  • Do not take Teicostat 400mg Injection if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glycopeptide antibiotics
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Glycopeptides

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References

  1. MacDougall C, Chambers HF. Protein Synthesis Inhibitors and Miscellaneous Antibacterial Agents. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1539-42.
  2. Chambers HF, Deck DH. Beta-Lactam and Other Cell Wall- & Membrane-Active Antibiotics. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 787.
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