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sulbactam

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).

Contradications

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you have Penicillin (antibiotic), Cephalosporins (antibiotic) or Sulbactam (antibiotic) allergy

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.

FAQs

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.