Data from EMC - Curated by EPG Health - Last updated 30 September 2016


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.

Targocid 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.

Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.


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