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Zosyn Piperacillin Tazobactam
It will: Likely reduce the effectiveness of the zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam). ...Read more
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
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
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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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
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
Urinalysis:ESBL Klebsiella pneumoniae 1K-9K CFU/mL suscept to ertapenem, imipenem, piperacillin/tazo. Get treatment? Or could this resolve on its own?
UTI: May get better on its own or you may die of gram negative sepsis or wipe out your kidneys. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
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
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