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Glycopeptides and Lipoglycopeptides

By

Brian J. Werth

, PharmD, University of Washington School of Pharmacy

Last full review/revision Jul 2020| Content last modified Jul 2020
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Glycopeptides and lipoglycopeptides include the following:

  • Dalbavancin

  • Oritavancin

  • Teicoplanin

  • Telavancin

  • Vancomycin

Most bacteria have an outer covering (cell wall) that protects them. Glycopeptides and lipoglycopeptides work by preventing gram-positive bacteria from forming this cell wall, resulting in the death of the bacteria.

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Use of Glycopeptides and Lipoglycopeptides During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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