Yes, piperacillin is a semi-synthetic, extended spectrum penicillin
Q. Is piperacillin compatible with morphine?
Piperacillin is not reported to interact with morphine. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use
Q. What is Piperacillin tazobactam?
Piperacillin and tazobactam are used as combination therapy for bacterial infections. Tazobactam reduces the destruction of Piperacillin from chemicals released from bacteria and extends their spectrum of activity
Q. What organisms does Piperacillin cover?
Piperacillin is mainly effective against enterococcus, listeria, and serious gram-negative infections. It does not act against methicillin-resistant staphylococci
Q. Is Piperacillin nephrotoxic?
Piperacillin may be nephrotoxic when taken along with vancomycin or when given to children with cancer or other impairments. Consult and inform your doctor about any medical problems you may have before taking Piperacillin
Q. Is Piperacillin safe?
Piperacillin is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Sulbactam does not contain sulfa. It is a beta lactamase Inhibitor
Q. What is tazobactam sodium?
Tazobactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor used as the sodium salt to increase the antibacterial activity of piperacillin
Q. What is tazact 4.5?
Tazact 4.5 is the brand name for combination of tazobactam and piperacillin
Q. What organisms does tazobactam/piperacillin cover?
Tazobactam in combination with piperacillin is mainly effective against anaerobes and enterococcus, listeria, staphylococcus, citrobacter, haemophilus, moraxella and proteus species but methicillin-resistant staphylococci are resistant to tazobactam/piperacillin
Q. Is tazobactam safe?
Tazobactam is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.