PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo
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PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo

INFORMATION ABOUT PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM

PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM uses

PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM is a combination of two drugs: Piperacillin (extended spectrum penicillin) and Tazobactam (beta lactamase inhibitor). They are beta-lactam antibiotics that are used to treat wide array of bacterial infections including peritonitis (inflammation of peritonium), respiratory, pelvic and urinary tract infections.

Common side-effects

• Diarrhoea
• Skin rash
• Fever
• Nausea
• Yeast infection
• Insomnia (Sleeplessness)

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM

• PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM can be taken irrespective of meals.
• PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM is given by healthcare professionals. Please do not self-medicate.
• Do not administer PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM if you are allergic to penicillins, cephalosporins, or other beta-lactamase inhibitors.
• Take PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM with caution if you have diarrhoea, kidney or liver problems, low potassium levels in blood. If you develop diarrhoea in the middle of the treatment, immediately contact your doctor before taking any medicine for diarrhoea.
• Speak with your doctor if you experience convulsions or if you think you have developed another infection.
• Inform your doctor about ongoing medication and your history of medication, including over-the-counter medicines and herbal products.
• Do not administer PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM along with aminoglycosides or Lactated Ringer's (Hartmann's) solution.
• Maintain healthy environment and follow proper hygienic conditions at home and at work place.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q) How does PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM work? A) PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM is a combination of two drugs: Piperacillin and Tazobactam. Piperacillin works by killing the bacteria. It shows effect on wide range bacteria. Tazobactam helps to eliminate the surviving chance of resistant bacteria. Thus, tazobactam increase the efficiency of piperacillin. PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM is used to treat infections of lungs, urinary tract, abdomen, skin or blood. PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM is also effective in treating bacterial infections in the patients whose white blood cell count is low, in adults. In children, PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM is used to treat abdominal infections such as gallbladder infections, appendicitis, peritonitis.
Q) Is PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM safe for children? A) PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM is safe to use for children above 2 years of age. PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM is used to treat abdominal infections in children, including, appendicitis, gallbladder infections and peritonitis. PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM is given by a healthcare practitioner.
Q) Can I take PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM with methotrexate? A) No, it is recommended not to take PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM with methotrexate. PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM increases the time methotrexate stays in the body. This might result in accumulation of methotrexate in the body tissues. This may lead to unwanted harmful effects.
Q) Can I take PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM if I have kidney problems? A) Yes, you can take PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM if you have kidney related problems. However, your doctor may prescribe you lower doses or extend the gap between two doses. Your doctor may also suggest blood tests regularly to observe the effect of PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM on your kidneys.
Q) How should I store PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM? A) Store PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM away from children. Keep PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM in a cool and dry place, until opened. After reconstitution, PIPERACILLIN 4 GM + TAZOBACTAM 0.5 GM can be stored for 24 hours at room temperature or for 48 hours at 4°C. After that, you are advised not to use the reconstituted solution.

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