Brands of Teicoplanin in Kenya

Targocid®, Sanofi-aventis Kenya
Ticplat® ,Gufic Stridden Biopharma Private Ltd.

Teicoplanin in Kenya : Price , Brands in Kenya, Cost

Mode of Action of Teicoplanin

Teicoplanin inhibits the growth of susceptible organisms by interfering with cell-wall biosynthesis at a site different from that affected by beta-lactams. Peptidoglycan synthesis is blocked by specific binding to D-alanyl-D-alanine residues.


Targocid is indicated in adults and in children from birth for the parenteral treatment of the following infections

  • complicated skin and soft tissue infections,
  • bone and joint infections,
  • hospital acquired pneumonia,
  • community acquired pneumonia,
  • complicated urinary tract infections,
  • infective endocarditis,
  • peritonitis associated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD),
  • bacteraemia that occurs in association with any of the indications listed above.

Teicoplanin is also indicated as an alternative oral treatment for Clostridium difficile infection-associated diarrhoea and colitis.
Where appropriate, teicoplanin should be administered in combination with other antibacterial agents.


Hypersensitivity to teicoplanin or to any of the excipients


No specific interaction studies have been performed.

Teicoplanin and aminoglycoside solutions are incompatible and must not be mixed for injection; however, they are compatible in dialysis fluid and may be freely used in the treatment of CAPD-related peritonitis. Teicoplanin should be used with care in conjunction with or sequentially with other medicinal products with known nephrotoxic or ototoxic potential. These include aminoglycosides, colistin, amphotericin B, ciclosporin, cisplatin, furosemide, and ethacrynic acid . However, there is no evidence of synergistic toxicity in combinations with teicoplanin.

In clinical studies, teicoplanin has been administered to many patients already receiving various medications including other antibiotics, antihypertensives, anaesthetic agents, cardiac medicinal products and antidiabetic agents without evidence of adverse interaction.


Infections and infestations
Superinfection (overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms)
Blood and the lymphatic system disorders
Leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, eosinophilia
Agranulocytosis, neutropenia
Immune system disorders
Anaphylactic reaction (anaphylaxis)
Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), anaphylactic shock
Nervous system disorders
Dizziness, headache
Ear and Labyrinth disordersDeafness, hearing loss , tinnitus, vestibular disorder
Vascular disorders
Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders
Gastro-intestinal disorders
Diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders
Rash, erythema, pruritus
Red man syndrome (e.g. Flushing of the upper part of the body)
Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, erythema multiforme, angioedema, dermatitis exfoliative, urticaria
Renal and Urinary disorders
Blood creatinine increased

Reporting of suspected adverse reactions:

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Clinical | Pharmacokinetic data

Pregnancy Category:
Routes of Administration: Intravenous, intramuscular
Bioavailability: 90% (given IM)
Protein Binding: 90% to 95%
Metabolosim: Nil
Onset of Action:
Elimination Half life: 70 to 100 hours
Excretion: Renal (97% unchanged)

Legal Status | Dosage forms & Strengths

Prescription Category:
Prescription only Medicine (POM) , ℞-only
Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control ) Act Schedule:
This Drug is not Subject to DDA drugs Act
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