Piperacillin

Piperacillin treats several different types of bacterial infections. You may experience diarrhea while taking this medication.

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What are you taking Piperacillin for?

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  • Other
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Escherichia Coli Infections
  • Proteus Infections
  • Pseudomonas Infections
  • Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Septicemia
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious
  • Soft Tissue Infections
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections

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Uses of Piperacillin

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Piperacillin is used in the treatment of:

  • Escherichia coli Infections
  • Proteus Infections
  • Pseudomonas Infections
  • Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Septicemia
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious
  • Soft Tissue Infections
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Piperacillin Brand Names

Piperacillin may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Piperacillin Drug Class

Piperacillin is part of the drug class:

Piperacillin Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • AMIKACIN/PIPERACILLIN
  • GENTAMICIN/PIPERACILLIN
  • METHOTREXATE/PIPERACILLIN
  • NETILMICIN/PIPERACILLIN
  • PIPERACILLIN/TOBRAMYCIN

This is not a complete list of Piperacillindrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Piperacillin and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Piperacillin falls into category B:

There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with Piperacillin. But in animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.

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In animal studies, pregnant animals were given Piperacillin, and some babies had problems. But in human studies, pregnant women were given this medication and their babies did not have any problems related to this medication.

Piperacillin Dosage

Take piperacillin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Piperacillin dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Piperacillin is available in the following doses:

  • Piperacillin 2 G Injectable Powder For Injection
  • Piperacillin 3 G Injectable Powder For Injection
  • Piperacillin 4 G Injectable Powder For Injection
  • Piperacillin 40 G Injectable Powder For Injection

Forms of Medication

Piperacillin is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution