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Piperacillin

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Introduction

Class of drug

  • Ureidopenicillin (anti-pseudomonal).

Uses

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Indications

  • Reserved for life-threatening infections, eg endocarditis Endocarditis: bacterial or septicemia caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa Pseudomonas aeruginosa , and Bacteroides fragilis Bacteroides fragilis in neutropenic patients.
    For Pseudomonas septicemias anti-pseudomonal penicillin should be given with gentamicin for synergisitic effect.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

With other drugs

Non-depolarizing muscle relaxants

  • Piperacillin enhances effects.

Probencid

  • Reduces excretion of piperacillin.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant B (1999) 3rd edn. BSAVA, UK.
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