What Are The Uses Of Piperacillin?
Piperacillin is a broad spectrum beta-lactam antibiotic, often used in combination with tazobactam. It acts by inhibiting enzyme beta-lactamase. It is used in the treatment of many types of bacterial infections like:
- Hospital-acquired infections like pneumonia, urinary tract infections, vaginal infections, and skin infections.
- Diabetes-related foot infections
- Bone/ joint infections
What Are The Side Effects Of Piperacillin?
Some common side effects that may occur after taking piperacillin are:
Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.
What Are The Contraindications Of Piperacillin?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Hypersensitivity towards the drug piperacillin or any other allergies.
- Liver/ kidney disease
- Cystic fibrosis (genetic disease where exocrine glands produce abnormal hormones)
- Pregnancy, breastfeeding