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    Information about Sulbactam

    Sulbactam uses

    Sulbactam is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

    How sulbactam works

    Sulbactam blocks the action of the enzymes produced by bacteria to inactivate the antibiotics.

    Common side effects of sulbactam

    Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Jaundice, Abnormal liver function tests, Allergic reaction, Hives, Redness of skin, Ankle swelling, Limb swelling, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Facial swelling, Skin swelling, Tongue swelling, Throat swelling, Injection site bruising, Injection site bleeding, Stomach cramp, Wheezing

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    Expert advice for Sulbactam

    • It is preferentially given as an injection directly into a vein or into a muscle but tablet form is also available.
    • Tell the doctor if you have diabetes and regularly check your urine for sugar level; ampicillin and sulbactam may cause false positive results.
    • Do not start or continue the sulbactam and consult your doctor: If you have asthma, runny nose due to allergy (hay fever), or kidney or gastrointestinal disease especially inflammation of large intestine (colitis), If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding or become pregnant while taking ampicillin and sulbactam.

    Frequently asked questions for Sulbactam


    Q. Is Sulbactam a sulfa (sulfonamide) drug?

    Sulbactam does not contain sulfa. It is a semisynthetic beta lactamase Inhibitor

    Q. What is Sulbactam sodium?

    Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor used as the sodium salt to increase the antibacterial activity of penicillins

    Q. Is Sulbactam safe?

    Sulbactam is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

    Content on this page was last updated on 29 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)