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This medicine is used in lung infections, urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, in septicaemia (blood poisoning caused by bacteria) and in meningitis (inflammation of the membrane of brain).


  • Patients who have a documented allergy to β - lactamase inhibitors, Sulbactam, or any of the inactive components in this medicine should not take it.
  • Patients who have previously experienced cholestatic jaundice or hepatic dysfunction as a result of using ampicillin Sulbactam should also avoid this medicine.

Side effects

This medicine may cause diarrhoea (loose motion), nausea, vomiting, allergy, headache, fever, injection pain, increase in liver enzymes, maculopapular rash (type of skin rash) or haematological changes (blood related). Please cosult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.

Expert Advice

  • To reduce the chance of injection site adverse effects, keep Sulbactam in the fridge until you're ready to use it, then take it out for 30 minutes to bring it to room temperature.
  • Even if your symptoms go away after a few days, keep taking this medicine until the full advised dose is finished. Stopping the drug too soon may cause the infection to recur.
  • Do not use this medicine after its expiry date.
  • Keep the medicine out of children’s and pets’ reach.


When is this medicine used?

This medicine is used to treat severe infections, in combination with other antibiotics.

What is the right method to use it?

It is usually injected in veins, over a period of 15-60 minutes

What will happen if it is used alone?

Fewer side effects result in doing so.

Does it cause pain at the site of injection?

Yes, it does. You are advised to apply a cold pack in the affected area.

Can we self-administer this medicine?

No, you can’t. Ensure to have it applied strictly under a doctor’s supervision.