Piperacillin + Tazobactam Injection
Piperacillin sodium injection is no longer available in the US. If you are currently taking piperacillin sodium injection, you should call your doctor to discuss switching to another treatment.
About your treatment
Your doctor has ordered piperacillin, an antibiotic, to help treat your infection. The drug will be either injected into a large muscle (such as your buttock or hip) or added to an intravenous fluid that will drip through a needle or catheter placed in your vein for about 30 minutes, two to six times a day.
Piperacillin eliminates bacteria that cause many kinds of infections, including pneumonia and gynecological, urinary tract, stomach, skin, bone, joint, and blood infections. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Your health care provider (doctor, nurse, or pharmacist) may measure the effectiveness and side effects of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. It is important to keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. The length of treatment depends on how your infection and symptoms respond to the medication.
Before administering piperacillin,
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to piperacillin, penicillin, cephalosporins [Cefaclor (Ceclor), Cefadroxil (Duricef) or Cephalexin (Keflex)] or any other drugs.
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking, especially antibiotics and vitamins.
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