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    Information about Teicoplanin

    Teicoplanin uses

    Teicoplanin is used in the treatment of severe bacterial infections. It treats infections of skin & soft tissues, blood, heart, bones and lungs (pneumonia).

    How teicoplanin works

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

    Common side effects of teicoplanin

    Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), Fever, Itching, Skin rash
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Sakshi Sharma
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    18 Feb 2020 | 05:21 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Teicoplanin

    • Teicoplanin 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 Teicoplanin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.