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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
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
So I just had a picc line put in for a human bite that got seriously infected. I have been on iv antibiotics such as Vanco and zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam). I'm off both now?
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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urinalysis:ESBL Klebsiella pneumoniae 1K-9K CFU/mL suscept to ertapenem,imipenem, piperacillin/tazo. Get treatment? Or could this resolve on its own?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
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