Piperacillin & Tazobactam Injection – This combination injection is widely used to treat bacterial infections in different parts of the body such as skin infections, abdominal (stomach area) infections, lungs, female reproductive organs, etc. Piperacillin & Tazobactam Injection is available with the brand name ERITAZ-2.25 at Eridanus Healthcare.

Piperacillin in this injection belongs to a class of medicines called penicillin antibiotics. It performs its purpose by stopping the growth of the infection-causing bacteria in the body and eventually killing it. On the other side, Tazobactam is in a class of beta-lactamase inhibitors that works by restricting bacteria from wrecking Piperacillin. Due to the ability of this injection to help in getting rid of bacterial infections in a rapid time period, it has become one of the best medications available in the market.

This injection usually comes in the form of a powder that is to be blended with liquid and injection into the vein, i.e., intravenously. It is to be given with a time gap of around 6 hours and should be injected slowly & gently over at least 30 minutes. This vial must be used under the directions of the doctor. If there is a visibility of small particles or discoloration in the liquid, it is recommended to not use it.  The dosage is generally based on the general medical condition of the patient, the type of infection, and also on his response to the treatment.

The powerful properties of Piperacillin and Tazobactam in this injection may touch base with common side effects. The side effects may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, trouble sleeping, mouth sores, etc. These side effects majorly occur when the medication is not used with proper care. Although they do not require the major concern of a healthcare expert, one must certainly consult the doctor if these side effects get severe or do not go away.

If Piperacillin & Tazobactam is to be administered at home, it is extremely necessary to understand complete directions given by the doctor. If one is not fully aware of how to properly use the medication, he must consult the healthcare expert about the same, and on a safer side; he should not self-administer it and check up with the doctor.

One must not use this injection if he is allergic to piperacillin, tazobactam, cephalexin, amoxicillin cefuroxime, and other similar medications. Avoid consuming alcohol during the dosage period of Piperacillin & Tazobactam injection as alcohol may highly reduce the effectiveness of the medication and may cause extreme drowsiness. It is strictly advised to stop using the injection if the symptoms start getting worse and consult the doctor.

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