Side effect(s) of Piperacillin/Tazobactam

Review the side-effects of Piperacillin/Tazobactam as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
It may lead to increase risk of fever, rashes in patients with cystic fibrosis, bleeding, super infections, convulsions, kidney failure.

  Allergic Reactions
- Diarrhea, severe allergic reactions, skin rashes, itching, occasionally platelet mediated bleeding, rigors, malaise, inflammation in stomach.

- Injection-site reactions such as pain, swelling, redness, indurations and vein inflammation.

- Inflammation of stomach, hairy tongue, inflammation of colon, nausea and vomiting, blood in stool.

- Urine retention, painful urination.

- Decrease in white blood cells.

- Increase in liver enzymes, blood urea nitrogen, and presence of red blood cells in urine.

- Chills, facial swelling, mucosal bleeding, tightness in throat.

Other Precautions :

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

Drug Name : Piperacillin/Tazobactam

Piperacillin/Tazobactam(Zosyn) generic 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.

Trade Names for Piperacillin/Tazobactam

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