Active ingredients: piperacillin + tazobactam
What it is used for
PiperTaz Sandoz is used to treat serious bacterial infections caused by susceptible strains of Beta-lactamase producing organisms in the conditions listed below: 1) Lower respiratory tract infections; 2) Urinary tract infections (complicated and uncomplicated); 3) Intra-abdominal infections; 4) Skin and skin structure infections; 5) Bacterial septicaemia; 6) Gynaecological infections. Children under the age of 12 years: In hospitalised children aged 2 to 12 years, PiperTaz Sandoz is indicated for the treatment of serious intra-abdominal infections. It has not been evaluated in children below the age of 2 years. While PiperTaz Sandoz (piperacillin/tazobactam) is indicated only for the conditions listed above, it may be used as a single agent in the treatment of mixed infections caused by piperacillin susceptible and Beta-lactamase producing, piperacillin-resistant organisms. Appropriate culture and susceptibility tests should be performed before treatment in order to identify organisms causing infection to determine their susceptibility to PiperTaz Sandoz (piperacillin/tazobactam). Therapy with PiperTaz Sandoz (piperacillin/tazobactam), however, may be initiated before results of each test are known when there is reason to believe the infection may involve any of the Beta-lactamase producing organisms listed above, however, once these results are available, appropriate therapy should be continued. In serious infections, presumptive therapy with PiperTaz Sandoz (piperacillin/tazobactam) may be initiated before susceptibility test results are available. Combination therapy with PiperTaz Sandoz (piperacillin/tazobactam) and aminoglycosides may be used int he treatment of serious infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Both drugs shold be used in full therapeutic doses. As soon as results of culture and susceptibility tests become available, antimicrobial therapy should be adjusted.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- See Product information for shelf life
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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white to off-white sterile, cryodessicated powder
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient piperacillin + tazobactam
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
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Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems