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Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Piperacillin, being an anti-bacterial agent, is used for treating several serious bacterial infections. It may also be used to prevent infections during surgery. It works by blocking the growth of the bacterial cell wall, which eventually kills the bacteria.

This medicine is not recommended for you if you are allergic towards any penicillin or cephalosporin drug. Avoid using it if you are taking a tetracycline antibiotic. Some medications may interact with Piperacillin so inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding, or have cystic fibrosis, bleeding problems, bowel inflammation, congestive heart failure or any kidney problems.

Diarrhoea, dizziness, tiredness, headache, pain, swelling, loose stools or redness at the injection site, nausea and vomiting are some possible side effects of this medicine which you may experience.

Piperacillin is not absorbed orally, and must therefore be given by intramuscular or intravenous injection which is administered into the body by a health care professional.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • bacterial infections

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Ptbact 4000 mg/500 mg injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    No data available
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
    Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Piperacillin as ingredient

Piperacillin is an anti bacterial drug that is injected intravenously or intramuscularly to prevent bacterial infection. It kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming their cell walls by binding with certain penicillin binding proteins present in the bacterial cells.

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