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What is Piperacillin–Tazobactam used for?

Piperacillin–Tazobactam is a combination antibiotic medication used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, stomach infections, skin infections, urinary tract infections, bone and joint infections, and severe vaginal infections. It is an antibacterial agent that fights bacteria in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Piperacillin–Tazobactam?

The dosage of Piperacillin–Tazobactam prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

What if you miss a dose of Piperacillin–Tazobactam?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to receive Piperacillin–Tazobactam injection in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, call your doctor as soon as possible.

What if you overdose on Piperacillin–Tazobactam?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Piperacillin–Tazobactam, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Piperacillin–Tazobactam?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Piperacillin–Tazobactam.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Piperacillin–Tazobactam, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Piperacillin–Tazobactam can interact with blood thinners.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Piperacillin–Tazobactam?

Like other medicines, Piperacillin–Tazobactam can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Piperacillin–Tazobactam are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Piperacillin–Tazobactam cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Piperacillin–Tazobactam develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Piperacillin–Tazobactam can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, headache, and pain, swelling, redness, or soreness at the injection site. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions when you are receiving Piperacillin–Tazobactam.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Piperacillin–Tazobactam?

Is it possible for me to receive Piperacillin–Tazobactam with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I receive Piperacillin–Tazobactam?
What are the possible drug interactions of Piperacillin–Tazobactam?
How will Piperacillin–Tazobactam work in my body?
How to reduce the risk of Piperacillin–Tazobactam drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Piperacillin–Tazobactam is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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