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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Glycopeptide antibacterial

Chemical Name

Antibiotic complex obtained from cultures of Actinoplanes teichomyceticus, or te same substance produced by oter means. Comprised of 5 major components differented by a specific fatty acid moiety.

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Teicoplanin (OS: USAN, BAN, JAN)
  • Teicoplanina (OS: DCIT)
  • Téicoplanine (OS: DCF)
  • A 8327 (IS)
  • DL 507-IT (IS)
  • L 12507 (IS)
  • MDL 507 (IS: MerrellDow)
  • Teichomycin A₂ (IS)
  • Teicoplanin (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Téicoplanine (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Teicoplaninum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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