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General Information on Piperacillin/Tazobactam

Generic Name : Piperacillin/Tazobactam

Pronunciation : PI-per-a-SIL-in/TAZ-oh-BAK-tam

Latest prescription information about Piperacillin/Tazobactam. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Piperacillin/Tazobactam

Why is Piperacillin/Tazobactam Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication is an antibacterial agent, prescribed for various infections such as Nosocomial pneumonia. It blocks the bacteria's cell wall growth, which kills the bacteria. Tazobactam inhibits the action of bacterial beta-lactamases. It is added to the extended spectrum beta-lactam antibiotic piperacillin. It broadens the spectrum of piperacillin by making it effective against organisms that express beta-lactamase and would normally degrade piperacillin.  

When should Piperacillin/Tazobactam not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Piperacillin/Tazobactam?

IV- The recommended dose is 3.375 mg 4 times a day, for 7 to 10 days. A higher initial dose of 4.5 mg 4 times a day may be used for more severe infections.

How should Piperacillin/Tazobactam be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, administered by a healthcare provider.

What are the warnings and precautions for Piperacillin/Tazobactam?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma; hay fever; or kidney, liver, or gastrointestinal disease (especially colitis), during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Repeated electrolyte estimations may be needed especially in patients with low potassium levels.

• Monitor blood functions regularly.

What are the other precautions for Piperacillin/Tazobactam?

Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished.

What are the storage conditions for Piperacillin/Tazobactam?

Injection vials should be stored at (20-25°C) room temperature prior to reconstitution.

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