Sulbactam Injection: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT SULBACTAM
SULBACTAM is a beta-lactamase inhibitor. SULBACTAM is used for the treatment of various types of serious bacterial infections. SULBACTAM is usually given in combination with other beta-lactam antibiotics, such as ampicillin, cefoperazone, meropenem. As a single medicine, SULBACTAM helps to treat infection caused by a bacterium called Acinetobacter baumanii.
• Injection site pain
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR SULBACTAM
• SULBACTAM should be given by a healthcare professional.
• Do not hesitate to contact your doctor after taking SULBACTAM if you are experiencing sudden onset of rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your face, lips, throat or tongue.
• Complete the full course of antibiotic and do not leave it in the mid-way despite symptomatic relief.
• Always keep your doctor informed about the ongoing medication or the ones which you have taken in the past, including over-the-counter medicines and herbal medicines.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q) How does SULBACTAM work?
A) SULBACTAM works by preventing protein synthesis of bacteria, which are essential for bacteria to grow, replicate and increase in numbers.
Q) Can I stop taking SULBACTAM on my own?
A) No, SULBACTAM should not be stopped on your own. Stopping the medicine mid-way can lead to recurring of the infection. In case you feel any discomfort discuss with your doctor and check if you can discontinue.
Q) Can I use SULBACTAM after expiry?
A) No, it is not recommended to use SULBACTAM after expiry. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month and the efficacy of the medicine is reduced after the expiry date. Please return the unused medicine for the pharmacy to dispose or properly dispose it yourself.
Q) Does SULBACTAM cause diarrhoea?
A) Yes, diarrhoea may occur as a side effect of SULBACTAM. Drinking plenty of fluids and eating light, non-spicy meals would be helpful. Please consult your doctor if you are suffering from severe diarrhoea.
Q) Is SULBACTAM medicine an antibiotic/steroid?
A) SULBACTAM is an antibiotic. SULBACTAM is used to treat bacterial infection such as pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections, urinary tract infections.
Q) How to store SULBACTAM?
A) SULBACTAM should not be stored above 25°C and should be kept away from heat. Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Please dispose the unused medicine.