Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Piperacillin

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Class of drug

  • Ureidopenicillin (antipseudomonal).

Uses

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Indications

  • Reserved for life-threatening infections eg endocarditis or septicemia caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Bacteroides fragilis  Bacteroides fragilis  in neutropenic patients.
    For Pseudomonas septicemias anti-pseudomonal penicillin should be given with gentamicin for synergisitic effect.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Non-depolarizing muscle relaxants

  • Piperacillin enhances effects.

Probencid

  • Reduces excretion of piperacillin.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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