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Zosyn Side Effects
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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)?
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