Last update: July 31, 2017

Teicoplanin

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Antibacterial glycopeptide, administered via intravenous or intramuscular
injection.

Its pharmacokinetic data (high molecular weight, high percentage of plasma protein binding and no oral bioavailability) explain the negligible passage into milk observed (Fraissinet 2017) and the absence of side effects in a 52-day-old infant whose mother was being treated with teicoplanin (Kaplan 2017).

Not being absorbed orally, there would be no passage to the infant's plasma from ingested breast milk.
It is an antibiotic that is administered, if necessary, to newborns.

The possible negativity of cultures in febrile infants whose mothers take antibiotics should be taken into account, as well as the possibility of gastroenteritis due to altered intestinal flora.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Teicoplanin since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

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Other names

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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Bioavailability 0 %
Molecular weight 1.500 -1.900 daltons
Protein Binding 88 - 95 %
VD 0,7 - 1,4 l/Kg
Tmax 2 hours
T1/2 60 - 170 hours
M/P ratio 0,08 -
Theoretical Dose 0,14 mg/Kg/d
Relative Dose 1,4 %

References

  1. Kaplan YC, Keskin-Arslan E, Acar S, Erol-Coskun H. Teicoplanin Use During Breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med. 2017 Abstract
  2. Fraissinet F, Lesourd M, Naudoux N, Metsu D, Gandia P. Pharmacokinetics of Teicoplanin in a Breastfeeding Mother. Breastfeed Med. 2017 Abstract
  3. AEMPS. Teicoplanina. Ficha técnica. 2016 Full text (in our servers)
  4. Sanofi. Teicoplanin. Drug Summary. 2009 Full text (in our servers)
  5. Wilson AP. Clinical pharmacokinetics of teicoplanin. Clin Pharmacokinet. 2000 Abstract

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