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    Piperacillin + Tazobactum

    Information about Piperacillin + Tazobactum

    Piperacillin + tazobactum uses

    Piperacillin+Tazobactum is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

    How piperacillin + tazobactum works

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

    Common side effects of piperacillin + tazobactum

    Rash, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Diarrhea
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Sep 2019 | 11:38 AM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Piperacillin + Tazobactum

    • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections even if they have developed resistance. 
    • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
    • 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 Piperacillin + Tazobactum may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
    • Stop taking Piperacillin + Tazobactum and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.
    • Do not use leftover medicine for treating any infection in the future. Always consult your doctor before taking any antibiotic.

    Frequently asked questions for Piperacillin + Tazobactum

    Piperacillin + Tazobactum

    Q. What is Piperacillin+Tazobactum used for?

    Piperacillin+Tazobactum is used to treat lower respiratory, urinary tract and skin infections.

    Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Piperacillin+Tazobactum?

    Use of Piperacillin+Tazobactum should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine.

    Q. What happens if I overdose?

    If you overdose Piperacillin+Tazobactum you may suffer severe from anxiety, restlessness or nervousness, or seizure (convulsions). Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of these symptoms.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 September, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)