Information about Sulbactam
Sulbactam is used in the treatment of severe bacterial infections. It treats severe bacterial infections (most commonly pneumonia, bacteremia and skin and skin structure infections) caused by the pathogen Acinetobacter baumanii.
How Sulbactam works
Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor. It works by blocking an enzyme called beta lactamase produced by bacteria to inactivate antibiotics. Sulbactam is frequently combined with beta-lactam antibiotics, such as ampicillin, cefoperazone, meropenem. As a single medicine, it treats infection caused by a type of bacterium called Acinetobacter baumanii. This activity is mediated by its interaction with certain proteins.
Common side effects of Sulbactam
Diarrhea, Injection site pain
Available Medicine for Sulbactam
AcinostopGlenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹443 to ₹7022 variant(s)
KivizaLa Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
₹295 to ₹5502 variant(s)
₹390 to ₹7502 variant(s)
Marzon SBEris Lifesciences Ltd
₹300 to ₹5002 variant(s)
₹190 to ₹4282 variant(s)
AddbactamFusion Healthcare Pvt Ltd
₹269 to ₹4992 variant(s)
Expert advice for Sulbactam
- Sulbactam is used in treatment of severe bacterial infections, in combination with certain antibiotics.
- It is also used alone in the treatment of serious infections caused by pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii including those resistant to other antibiotics.
- It is preferentially given as an injection directly into a vein over a period of 15-60 minutes.
- When used alone, it is associated with few adverse effects, mainly pain at the injection site and diarrhea.