Piptaz 4.5 gm injection contains piperacillin and tazobactam as the active ingredients, Tazobactam is an antibiotic medicine and works by killing the bacteria responsible for infections. Bacteria develop an enzyme (beta-lactamases) that can destroy Piperacillin as a resistance mechanism. Tazobactam inactivates the enzyme and hence helps Piperacillin to function optimally. The medicine combination may be prescribed in the treatment-resistant or severe infections....
Q: I am suffering from the flu-like common cold, can I take the medicine?
A: No, the medicine is used to treat infections caused by bacteria and not viral infections. The medicine must be taken when prescribed by the doctor.
Q: I am on a restricted salt diet, can I take the medicine?
A: No, as the medicine contains an ample amount of sodium, it is advisable to be very cautious and discuss the dietary restrictions with the doctor before taking the medicine.
Q: For how long should Piptaz injection be given?
A: The length of duration will be decided by the doctor on the basis of type and severity of infection.
Q: Is Piptaz injection an antibiotic?
A: Yes, Piptaz injection contains tazobactam as an active ingredient, that belongs to an antibiotic class of medicines.