piperacillin

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pi·per·a·cil·lin

 (pī-pĕr′ə-sĭl′ĭn)
n.
A semisynthetic broad-spectrum penicillin, C23H27N5O7S, used in its sodium form often in combination with the beta-lactamase inhibitor tazobactam, and active against a variety of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.

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Noun1.piperacillin - a synthetic type of penicillin antibiotic (trade name Pipracil) used for moderate to severe infections
penicillin - any of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
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He has worked on numerous antibacterial programs including the development of the marketed antibiotics; Suprax, Zosyn and Tygacil.
Although Zosyn is labeled in the US for only intravenous use in human patients, it has been approved for intramuscular use in some European countries and has been administered intramuscularly in clinical situations in birds in the US.
Treatment included cyclosporine; Solu-medrol (Pharmacia & Upjohn LLC, New York, NY, USA); intravenous immunoglobulin; ribavirin; Zosyn (Pfizer Inc.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 26, 2015-Mylan unveils generic Zosyn Injection in the US for treating infections caused by susceptible isolates of certain bacteria
M2 PHARMA-August 26, 2015-Mylan unveils generic Zosyn Injection in the US for treating infections caused by susceptible isolates of certain bacteria
The three major drugs in this area all have side effect issues: Zyvox has been reported to cause myelosuppression, hematological adverse events, and optic neuropathy, whereas Invanz and Zosyn are associated with hypersensitivity reactions, and Invanz has the potential to cause seizures.
fragilis bacteremia and septic arthritis was treated with Zosyn (piperacillin/tazobactam) at first.
The recommended treatment was to consider surgery, to administer oral Keflex plus TMP/SMX or clindamycin alone, or to administer intravenous clindamycin plus vancomycin or Zosyn (piperacillin sodium and tazobactam sodium) plus vancomycin.
Faro, who said he has no financial interest in Zosyn, noted that he doses the drug at 3.
Zosyn (piperacillin/tazobactam; Pfizer/Taisho Pharmaceuticals): withdrawal of original formulation delays generic entry
Piperacillin and Tazobactam for Injection is therapeutically equivalent to the reference-listed drug Zosyn, which is marketed by Pfizer Injectables.
The medication is a generic version of the injectable antibiotic Zosyn from Pfizer (Wyeth).