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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Piperacillin And Tazobactam (Definition)

Piperacillin|tazobactam is a fourth generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...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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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

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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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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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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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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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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Zosyn (Definition)

Zosyn is a fourth generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more