About your treatment
Your doctor has ordered cefoperazone, 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 30 minutes, two to four times a day.
Cefoperazone eliminates bacteria that cause many kinds of infections, including lung, skin, bone, joint, stomach, blood, gynecological, and urinary tract 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 cefoperazone
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to cefoperazone or any other cephalosporin [Cefaclor (Ceclor), Cefadroxil (Duricef) or Cephalexin (Keflex)], Penicillins or any other drugs.
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially other antibiotics, probenecid (Benemid) and vitamins.
- Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney, liver, gallbladder or gastrointestinal disease (Especially colitis).