Infectious Disease Compendium

Teicoplanin

Dosing

CrCl Formula

CrCl > 80: 400 mg iv q 24 h.

Important side effects

Cytopenias, rash, ototoxicity.

Important drug interactions

Rants and Screeds

Pearls

Treatment of choice

Use for

Staphylococcus and streptococcus, not available in the US. Arthritis, cardiac surgery - prophylaxis, Catheter Infections, Cellulitis, Brain abscess, Meningitis, Pseudomembranous Colitis, dental extraction - prophylaxis, Endocarditis, Neutropenic fever, gram-positive bacterial infections, Osteomyelitis, Peritonitis.

Don't use for

Class

Glycopeptide.