Prescribing and Monitoring Intravenous Teicoplanin in Adults
Teicoplanin is a protected antimicrobial and as such should only be initiated following consultation with an infection specialist. Note teicoplanin doses are based on actual bodyweight (ABW) and dosing frequency after loading is based on renal function. Calculate renal function using on-line calculator (use gentamicin/vancomycin/BNF) or Cockcroft Gault equation (using ideal body weight if actual weight > 20% over ideal). DO NOT use eGFR to determine drug dosing in renal impairment.
[140 - age (years)] x weight (kg)
Serum creatinine (micromol/L)
Multiply figure obtained above by 1.23 for males and 1.04 for females
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