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    Cefoperazone + Sulbactam

    Information about Cefoperazone + Sulbactam

    Cefoperazone + sulbactam uses

    Cefoperazone+Sulbactam is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

    How cefoperazone + sulbactam works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Cefoperazone and Sulbactam. Cefoperazone is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefoperazone against bacteria.

    Common side effects of cefoperazone + sulbactam

    Diarrhea, Altered liver function test, Allergic reaction, Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
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    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
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    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    12 Dec 2018 | 12:59 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Cefoperazone + Sulbactam

    • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections even if they have developed resistance. 
    • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
    • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics along with Cefoperazone + Sulbactam may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
    • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
    • Stop taking Cefoperazone + Sulbactam and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

    Frequently asked questions for Cefoperazone + Sulbactam

    Cefoperazone + Sulbactam

    Q. What is Cefoperazone+Sulbactam?

    Cefoperazone+Sulbactam is a combination of two medicines: Cefoperazone and Sulbactam. Cefoperazone is an antibiotic which works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefoperazone against bacteria.

    Q. How long does Cefoperazone+Sulbactam takes to work?

    Usually, Cefoperazone+Sulbactam starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

    Q. What if I don't get better after using Cefoperazone+Sulbactam?

    Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

    Content on this page was last updated on 12 December, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)