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In medicine and pharmacology, teicoplanin is a "glycopeptide antibiotic complex from Actinoplanes teichomyceticus active against Gram-positive bacteria. It consists of five major components each with a different fatty acid moiety."[1][2]

Other glycopeptide antibiotics include vancomycin and dalbavancin.

Teicoplanin can be used to treat pseudomembranous enterocolitis due to Clostridium difficile.[3]


  1. Anonymous (2015), Teicoplanin (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  2. Finch RG, Eliopoulos GM (March 2005). "Safety and efficacy of glycopeptide antibiotics". J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 55 Suppl 2: ii5–13. DOI:10.1093/jac/dki004. PMID 15750036. Research Blogging.
  3. Smith GC (April 1995). "What can consultation-liaison psychiatry contribute to psychosomatic research?". J Psychosom Res 39 (3): 247–50. PMID 7636768[e]