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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

Piperacillin + Tazobactum 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

Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhea, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Headache, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
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Last updated
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Available Medicine for Piperacillin + Tazobactum

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MaxotazMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
214 to ₹2962 variant(s)
LintazVeritaz Healthcare Ltd
96 to ₹4463 variant(s)
RevotazAlkem Laboratories Ltd
89 to ₹4463 variant(s)

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.


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