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Why give a patient zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) if allergc to penicilln?

Why give a patient zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) if allergc to penicilln?

You shouldn't: You shouldn't. Zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) contains the penicillin class antibiotic piperacillin which would have a very high likelihood for cross allergenicity with other drugs of the penicillin class. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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How does alcohol affect zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam)?

How does alcohol affect zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam)?

It will: Likely reduce the effectiveness of the zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam). ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam)?

How does alcohol affect zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam)?

No: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it to a minimum if at all. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until the infection has resolved. ...Read more

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Do they give a patient zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) when allergc to penicilln?

Do they give a patient zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) when allergc to penicilln?

Generally no: But it depends on the allergy and the indication. If the allergy to penicillin is mild and the indication is for a life threatening illness, then zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) (piperacillin/tazobactam) can be cautiously used. ...Read more

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For diabetic ulcer foot infections what's good? Zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam)?

For diabetic ulcer foot infections what's good? Zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam)?

Yes: Zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) is one of several antibiotics that is effective as empiric treatment for diabetic foot infections. Wound cultures guide definitive antibiotic treatment. You need to keep your diabetes under tight control to prevent development of peripheral vascular disease and neuropathy which predispose to serious diabetic foot infections and osteomyelitis. ...Read more

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Peritonitis, tried zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) and now meropenem, white blood count still high and no change in numbers. How long till it starts working?

Peritonitis, tried zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) and now meropenem, white blood count still high and no change in numbers. How long till it starts working?

See below: Your antibiotic treatment for bacterial peritonitis has been appropriate. You should have a repeat ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis to look for an undrained abscess that can be drained and cultured. Knowing the cause of the peritonitis and the diagnostic studies to date would be important in determining treatment recommendations. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Kid with post op fever after ruptured appendicitis; what antibiotic best to start on- cefoxetin+metro or just zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam)?

Kid with post op fever after ruptured appendicitis; what antibiotic best to start on- cefoxetin+metro or just zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam)?

Varies: Treatment for peritonitis after appendectomy for perforated appendicitis is therapeutic. Choice of antibiotic is based on expected bacteria present, patient allergies, cost, availability, and other factors. Cefoxitin and Metronidazole is somewhat duplicative, and zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) is an extended-spectrum penicillin. Either regimen is acceptable, or simply Mefoxin alone. ...Read more

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What does the body do with the piperacillin?

What does the body do with the piperacillin?

Excrete it: Piperacillin is excreted from the body in the urine by the kidneys and in the bile by the liver. With normal kidney function 1/2 of the drug is excreted every hour. ...Read more

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How long does it take for piperacillin/tazobac, 3.375g IV drip to become effective?

How long does it take for piperacillin/tazobac, 3.375g IV drip to become effective?

Depends on what is..: Meant for effective and what is being treated and where the infection is. Usually with 12-24 hours, objective criteria of improvement such as decreasing temperature, decreasing white blood cell count and improvement in symptoms. ...Read more

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If you are allergic to penicillin will you be allergic to piperacillin?

If you are allergic to penicillin will you be allergic to piperacillin?

We assume yes: We assume yes but since many people's allergies are not correct - eg they had coincidental rash while on penicillin, etc it may or may not be true. Since we almost never need to use penicillin so if you tell us you are allergic we usually will not chance a reaction. ...Read more

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Piperacillin/tazobactam IV will kill klebsiella pneumonia bacteria?

Piperacillin/tazobactam IV will kill klebsiella pneumonia bacteria?

It may but...: It depends on the resistance profile of specific strain of klebsiella. Many strains acquired in the 'community' are very sensitive to almost all antimicrobials except penicillin and Ampicillin and certainly sensitive to piperacillin/tazobactam. However, especially when acquired in a hospital, klebsiella can be quite resistant to therapy including pip/tazobactam. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Piperacillin sodium allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Piperacillin sodium allergy?

Piperacillin allergy: Piperacillin sodium is a penicillin type antibiotic. Medication allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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I live in a nursing home they diagnosed me pneumonia they are giving 6000 ml of vancomysin a day 750 ml of levaquin, (levofloxacin) and 100 ml of zosyn a day its ok?

I live in a nursing home they diagnosed me pneumonia they are giving 6000 ml of vancomysin a day 750 ml of levaquin, (levofloxacin) and 100 ml of zosyn a day its ok?

Doses not right: In specific circumstances Levaquin (levofloxacin) is added to Zosyn and Vancomycin, which would be a typical combination for a healthcare associated pneumonia. The dose listed for Levaquin (levofloxacin) seems to be right, providing no kidney issues. The doses for Vancomycin and Zosyn do not seem to be right. ...Read more

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I been in the hospital just got out yerstaday I waa on zosyn an vancomycin the also started me on difluicin cause I started to have vaginal itching th?

I been in the hospital just got out yerstaday I waa on zosyn an vancomycin the also started me on difluicin cause I started to have vaginal itching th?

Yeast / Antibiotics: You were on some powerful antibiotics which killed not only the bad bacteria but also killed the good bacteria (lactobacilli) allowing the yeast to overgrow causing Vaginal itching or vulvovaginal candidiasis. The yeast were treated with Diflucan. You can take probiotics to replace the good bacteria in your colon, thus preventing future yeast infections. Yogurt is also helpful. ...Read more

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Been on zosyn IV x 7 days, then cipro (ciprofloxacin) and another abx for 7 days. I developed a painless, itchy bumps around the monspubis and inner thighs with a yes?

Been on zosyn IV x 7 days, then cipro (ciprofloxacin) and another abx for 7 days. I developed a painless, itchy bumps around the monspubis and inner thighs with a yes?

See below: Sounds like an allergic reaction more likely to the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or the other antibiotic you took over the last 7 days than to the zosyn you took earlier. A yeast overgrowth infection would be another possibility. Get examined by your prescribing md. ...Read more

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Why did my medication make me fat?

Why did my medication make me fat?

Meds made fat: You ate more calories than you burned. Usually they stimualate appetite. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for pile?

What medication can I take for pile?

Steroid like cream: Check with your pharmacist as their are steroid like creams that can help with hemorrhoids. Increase fiber and fluids so as not to get constipated, which can increase your risk of hemorrhoids. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How exactly does pain medication work?

How exactly does pain medication work?

Two ways: Pain medication can work at the site of the pain like a anti inflamation medication or at the central nervous system like the opioids. Depending on the necessity for the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for a cold?

What is the best medication for a cold?

Cold: Most of the medications don't really work and in fact may make the cold last longer. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for aches and fever. Mucinex to thin out secretions. Lots of fluids and rest. ...Read more

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How can I start taking less medication?

How can I start taking less medication?

Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took the wrong medication by accident?

I took the wrong medication by accident?

Wrong medication: You can call the poison control # at 1-800-222-1222 if you are worried about the impact of the medication that you took. ...Read more

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Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Yes, but: There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives. Ask first before you do anything.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there ways to grow without medication?

Is there ways to grow without medication?

Not sure: If you mean "bulking up" there are many supplements in nutrition stores that may be considered. Of course you should talk this over with your physician as they may effect you in other ways. If you mean height, I am not aware of anything for this. ...Read more

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What medications are used to relieve pain?

What medications are used to relieve pain?

Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

Dr. Caroline Vitale
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Dr. Al Hegab
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