CEFOPERAZONE 500 + SULBACTAM ANHYDROUS 500MG
CEFOPERAZONE 500 AND SULBACTAM ANHYDROUS 500MG INJECTION
CEFOPERAZONE+SULBACTAM is a combination drug, used in the treatment of bacterial infections in the respiratory tract, urinary tract, blood infection, meningitis, skin, abdominal, bone, joint infections, or sexually transmitted diseases. For their potency of killing bacteria, CEFOPERAZONE+SULBACTAM falls under the class of medicines called an antibiotic. Bacterial infections occur when foreign bacteria invade our system and start multiplying rapidly. The toxins produced by these bacteria disrupt the normal functioning of the human body and make us sick. CEFOPERAZONE+SULBACTAM only attacks bacteria and does not target other pathogens. Hence, it is used to only treat bacterial infections.
In the combination of CEFOPERAZONE+SULBACTAM, Cefoperazone is a cephalosporin antibiotic and sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor. Cefoperazone attacks the bacteria by preventing the formation of bacterial cell covering responsible for bacterial cellular activity, thereby destroying the bacteria. Sulbactam decreases bacterial resistance thereby enhancing the activity of cefoperazone against foreign bacteria. This sums up the synergetic action of CEFOPERAZONE+SULBACTAM in fighting bacterial infections.
CEFOPERAZONE 500 + SULBACTAM ANHYDROUS 500MG Injections are not for self-administration and can only be injected by a medical practitioner. The patient should not deviate from the prescribed dosage and complete the course of medicine.
Uses of Cefoperazone and Sulbactam Anhydrous Injection
The Cefoperazone + Sulbactam Anhydrous injection is used to treat bacterial infections of all kinds. The combination drug has high efficacy and takes 2 to 3 days to completely kill the bacteria responsible for the infection. Some common bacterial infections where Cefoperazone + Sulbactam is used are given below:
- Respiratory tract infection
- Urinary tract infection
- Blood infection
- Meningitis (inflammation of the fluid and membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord)
- Sexually Transmitted Disease (Gonorrhoea & Chlamydia)
- Skin Infection
- Joint Infection
- Abdominal infection
Cefoperazone and Sulbactam Anhydrous Injection Side Effects
The Cefoperazone + Sulbactam have mild to moderate side effects which only last for a few days. However, if the side effects persist or get severe, the person should immediately consult a doctor.
- Low blood platelets
- Coagulation disorder
- Fluctuation in white blood cell count
- Anaemia (low count of red blood cells)
- Allergic reaction
- Abnormal liver function tests
- Difficulty in breathing
Severe Side Effects
- Anaphylactic shock
- Anaphylactic reaction
Drug Interaction of CEFOPERAZONE+SULBACTAM
Interaction with Medicines:
- Diuretic (furosemide)
- Anticoagulants (warfarin),
- Antibiotics (gentamicin)
Interaction with Food: No interaction was noticed or established
Interaction with Diseases:
- Colitis (inflammation in the lining of the colon),
- Kidney and liver dysfunction
Precautions for taking Cefoperazone and Sulbactam Anhydrous Injection
1. If you start experiencing symptoms like difficulty in breathing, and rashes/itchy skin, immediately rush to the hospital and consult your doctor.
2. Avoid taking alcohol when injected with Cefoperazone + Sulbactam to avoid unpleasant effects.
3. Do not consume antacids along with Cefoperazone + Sulbactam and maintain a gap of 2 to 3 hours.
4. Pregnant women should avoid taking Cefoperazone + Sulbactam injections and consult their doctor for knowing better alternatives.
5. A person should avoid driving when injected with Cefoperazone + Sulbactam as it can lead to undesirable effects.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- How long does CEFOPERAZONE+SULBACTAM injection take to work?
Cefoperazone + Sulbactam starts fighting bacteria immediately after injecting it. However, it takes 2 to 3 days to completely kill all the bacteria causing infection.
- Can CEFOPERAZONE+SULBACTAM upset the stomach?
Yes, CEFOPERAZONE+SULBACTAM can upset the stomach. To avoid these side effects take CEFOPERAZONE+SULBACTAM after having a meal. Also, CEFOPERAZONE+SULBACTAM should be taken at evenly spaced intervals to avoid any unpleasant side effects and maximize efficacy.
- Is CEFOPERAZONE+SULBACTAM injection safe for kidney and liver patients?
No, CEFOPERAZONE+SULBACTAM is not safe for kidney and liver patients. They should avoid taking it and consult their doctor for knowing the alternatives.
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