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Tecowem 400mg Injection

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Salt Composition : Teicoplanin


Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 3350
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Introduction to Tecowem 400mg Injection

Tecowem 400mg injection contains the active substance Teicoplanin. It is an antibiotic that belongs to the class of medications called glycopeptide. It is used in adults and children to treat bacterial infections of soft tissues, lungs, urinary tract, endocarditis, abdominal wall, blood, bones, and joints. It works by killing the bacteria that cause infections in the body.

Do not use Tecowem 400mg injection if you are allergic to Teicoplanin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Inform your physician if you have flushing of the upper part of your body, a decrease in platelet count, kidney problems, and liver problems. Notify your doctor if you have allergic to an antibiotic called vancomycin. This medicine can cause serious rash or other skin symptoms. 

Inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before initiating the treatment. The side effects of Tecowem 400mg injection are rash, pain, fever, decrease in platelet count, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, or headache. Inform your physician immediately if you experience sudden life-threatening allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing or wheezing, swelling, rash, itching, fever, and chills.

Uses of Tecowem 400mg Injection

  • To treat bacterial infections

Therapeutic Effects of Tecowem 400mg Injection

The cell wall of gram-positive bacteria is entirely made of peptidoglycan, which is necessary for cell wall synthesis. Tecowem 400mg injection interferes with the cell-wall biosynthesis of bacteria by binding to specific residues and inhibiting the polymer membrane. It works by killing the bacteria which can cause serious infections. 

Interaction of Tecowem 400mg Injection with other drugs

Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications interact with Tecowem 400mg injection and reduce their effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects. 

More Information about Tecowem 400mg Injection

  • Store the Tecowem 400mg injection below 30°C
  • Do not freeze
  • Protect the medicine from light and excessive moisture.
  • Keep the medicine out of reach of children and pets
  • If you forgot to take the injection, inform your healthcare professional immediately and reschedule the appointment.

How to consume Tecowem 400mg Injection

Tecowem 400mg injection will be given to you by a doctor or other healthcare professional. It will be given as an intravenous injection (into a vein) or intramuscular (into a muscle). It can also be given as an infusion through a drip into a vein. Your healthcare provider will decide the dose, route of administration, and duration of the treatment based on your health condition and other factors. Do not self-administer the medicine. 

Safety Advices for Tecowem 400mg Injection

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Tecowem 400mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Your doctor will decide whether to use this medicine or not. Inform your physician if you are pregnant, suspecting pregnancy, or planning to get pregnant during the treatment.

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Breast Feeding


Limited information is available on the use of Tecowem 400mg injection during breastfeeding. Inform your physician if you are breastfeeding. 

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It is unknown whether Tecowem 400mg injection can be used in patients with lung disorders. Consult your doctor if you have any lung diseases before starting the treatment.

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Tecowem 400mg injection should be administered cautiously in patients with liver failure. Dose adjustments are necessary if you have liver problems. Inform your physician if you have any liver disease before initiating the therapy.

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Consuming alcohol while taking Tecowem 400mg injection does not cause any interactions and harmful side effects.

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Tecowem 400mg injection may cause headaches and dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you experience any side effects. 

Side Effects of Tecowem 400mg Injection

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.


  • Skin rash
  • Fever
  • Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea


  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Renal failure
  • Decreased platelet counts

Word of Advice

Inform your physician if you have any unusual bleeding. Monitoring with regular kidney function tests may be needed while you are being treated with this medication. Inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before starting the treatment. Store this medicine as per the package information. Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor. 


Q 1. Does Tecowem 400mg injection cross the blood-brain barrier?

Tecowem 400mg injection shows a lower penetration rate into the blood-brain barrier than other glycopeptide antibiotics.

Q 2. Is Tecowem 400mg injection light-sensitive?

Tecowem 400mg injection should be stored away from direct light and excessive moisture. Excessive exposure can damage the efficacy of the medicine.

Q 3. Is Tecowem 400mg injection safe during pregnancy?

Tecowem 400mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Your doctor will decide whether to use this medicine or not. Inform your physician if you are pregnant, suspecting, or planning to get pregnant during the treatment.

Q 4. Can Tecowem 400mg injection be used in pediatric patients?

Tecowem 400mg injection can be used in pediatric patients, but the dosage and administration will be determined based on the child's weight, age, and specific indication

Q 5. Are there any specific side effects associated with Tecowem 400mg injection?

Common side effects of Tecowem 400mg injection may include gastrointestinal disturbances (such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea), rash, dizziness, and decreased platelet counts. It is important to report any unusual or persistent side effects to your healthcare provider.

Fact Box of Tecowem 400mg Injection

Molecule Name: Teicoplanin Therapeutic Class: Antibiotics
Pharmacological Class: Semisynthetic GlycopeptideIndications: To treat bacterial infections


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