Zosyn is a combination of penicillin and beta-lactamase inhibitors used for the treatment of bacterial infections in many different parts of the body.
This drug kills bacteria by inhibiting their cell wall synthesis. This drug is ineffective against viral infections. This drug is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your healthcare professional.
2 What to Know Before Using
Before using Zosyn, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it. Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications.
Studies in children have not demonstrated any pediatric-specific problems that would limit the utility of piperacillin and tazobactam combination while safety and efficacy have not been established in children younger than 2 months of age. Studies in the elderly have not demonstrated any geriatric-specific problems that would limit the utility of piperacillin and tazobactam combination.
Adjustments in the dose of the elderly may be required since they are more likely to have age-related liver, kidney, or heart problems. Indications of harm to the fetus have not been reported in animal studies while risks to the fetus have not been demonstrated inadequate studies in pregnant women.
This drug poses minimal risk to the infant when used during breastfeeding. Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects.
Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other drugs such as:
Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with this drug is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects. Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems such as:
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine, the side effects will slowly disappear. Ask your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
If any of the following side effects persists or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional. Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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