Ewha Med J.  2003 Mar;26(1):33-37. 10.12771/emj.2003.26.1.33.

The Clinical Efficacy and Safety of TAGOCIN(R) inj

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
We studied the open clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of TAGOCIN(R), teicoplanin, glycopeptide anti microbial agent, which was manufactured in one Korean pharmacy.
METHODS
We selected 15 patients hospitalized with presumed or proven infection due to gram positive organism, judged to require glycopeptiede and administered by intravenous bolus injection at a dose of 200mg TAGOCIN(R) per day. The efficacy was assessed by bacteriological result, clinical symptom and radiological change.
RESULTS
Mean age of 15 patients treated is 66. 13 cases were lower respiratory tract infection, I case was urinary tract infection and I case was soft tissue infection. Gram positive organism was isolated in Seven samples of five patients, and at four patients of them, gram positive organism were eliminated. During treatment, one patients liver enzyme elevated mildly.
CONCLUSION
TAGOCIN(R) is an effective and tolerated antibiotics against gram positive organism in severe infected patients.

Keyword

Teicoplanin; TAGOCID(R); Methicillin resistant staphlococcus aureus(MRSA)
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