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Composition for ZECTA

Piperacillin(4000mg),Tazobactum(500mg)

food interaction for ZECTA

alcohol interaction for ZECTA

pregnancy interaction for ZECTA

lactation interaction for ZECTA

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Zecta injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ZECTA

Piperacillin(4000mg)

Uses

Piperacillin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and serious bacterial infections.

How it works

Piperacillin is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pain, Swelling, Inflammation of wall of vein, Inflammation of a vein, Itchy rash, Liver enzyme increased, Abnormal blood cell count, Allergic reaction, Constipation, Decreased blood pressure, Diarrhoea, Fungal infection, Headache, Increased creatinine level in blood, Indigestion, Insomnia, Itching, Jaundice, Mouth inflammation, Lip inflammation, Rash, Vomiting
Tazobactum(500mg)

Uses

Tazobactum is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Tazobactam belongs to group of medicines called beta lactamase Inhibitor  It works by preventing destruction of beta-lactam antibiotics from chemicals released from bacteria and extends their spectrum of activity.

Common side effects

Liver enzyme increased, Bruise, Bleeding, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Altered taste, Shortness of breath, Flatulence, Headache, Insomnia, Itching, Skin rash, Stomach upset, Vomiting

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Expert advice for ZECTA

  • It is usually given by a doctor or a nurse as an injection directly into the vein or muscle.
  • Tell the doctor if you have to provide a blood or urine sample for any test because piperacillin and tazobactam may cause false positive results.
  • Do not start or continue the piperacillin/tazobactam and consult your doctor, If you have known allergy to penicillin, tazobactam or other beta-lactam antibiotics, If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
 

Frequently asked questions for ZECTA

Piperacillin

Q.Is piperacillin related to penicillin?
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.

Tazobactum

Q.Is tazobactam a sulfa (sulfonamide) drug?
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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 25 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)