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Capritaz Injection

Manufactured byCACHET PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
ContainsPiperacillin (4000 mg) + Tazobactam (500 mg)
Description
Capritaz Injection is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It mainly treats infections affecting the lungs, stomach, uterus, blood, skin and urinary tract - the kidneys, bladder, ureters, or urethra. This injection works by stopping the bacteria from forming its cell wall, thereby making it weaker and eventually dying. This action stops the growth and spread of infection. It is not effective against infections caused by viruses. Side effects of Capritaz Injection are diarrhoea, headache, weakness, skin rash, and pain at the injection site. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics. Use this medicine with caution in the kidney or liver diseased patients. Capritaz Injection can make birth control pills less effective. You may be asked to take a different way of birth control methods to prevent unintended pregnancy. Capritaz Injection is usually given by healthcare professionals. Do not self administer this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe an appropriate dose based on your type and severity of infections.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Capritaz Injection

  • Diarrhoea
  • Skin rash
  • Itching of skin
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Fever
  • Injection site bruising and red coloration
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Uses of Capritaz Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Gynecological infections
  • Intra-abdominal Infections
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Neutropenic fever
  • Bacteraemia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The onset of action of Capritaz Injection can be observed within 15-30 minutes of injection. You might feel better in 3 to 5 days of treatment.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The duration of action of Capritaz Injection lasts for 5-6 hours on an average.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Capritaz Injection.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Capritaz Injection is generally safe in pregnancy to treat bacterial infections. It is not known to cause birth defects when used by pregnant women. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Capritaz Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. It is not known to be harmful to breastfeeding women. It passes into breast milk in very low levels that are not expected to cause adverse effects in breastfed infants. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.

Allergy

Avoid using Capritaz Injection if you are previously allergic to it. Some patients may get allergic reactions to this medicine. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Capritaz Injection is generally safe in pregnancy to treat bacterial infections. It is not known to cause birth defects when used by pregnant women. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.

Breast-feeding

Capritaz Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. It is not known to be harmful to breastfeeding women. It passes into breast milk in very low levels that are not expected to cause adverse effects in breastfed infants. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.
General warnings

Antibiotic resistance

The entire course of treatment with Capritaz Injection should be completed, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance.

Diarrhoea

Capritaz Injection can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Inform your doctor if you experience severe diarrhoea while receiving this medicine.

Skin reactions

Capritaz Injection is likely to cause allergic skin reactions in some people. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, or severe itching/swelling, especially on the face.

Intravenous administration

The intravenous administration of Capritaz Injection is done in the form of slow intravenous infusion. This administration will be done in a clinical setting and may take 20-30 minutes for complete administration of a single dose.

Use in children

The complete safety and efficacy of Capritaz Injection in children is not clinically established. It should be used with extreme caution in children. The doctor's appropriate child dose will be calculated for your child based on the clinical condition and age.

Seizures

Use Capritaz Injection with caution in patients with seizures or fits because it can trigger the condition. Seizure medicines should be continued in patients with a known seizure disorder. Dose adjustment for Capritaz Injection might be required in some patients.

Missed Dose

Since Capritaz Injection is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Since Capritaz Injection is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the chances of an overdose are very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Live cholera vaccine

Oxytetracycline

Methotrexate

Doxycycline

Warfarin

Disease interactions

Impaired kidney function

Capritaz Injection is filtered by the kidney and moved out of the body through urine. Patients with kidney diseases need special dose consideration while using this medicine as kidney impairment can lead to accumulation of this medicine and increase kidney damage. Dose adjustment should be done based on the clinical condition.

Gastrointestinal Diseases

Capritaz Injection can kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and leads to diarrhoea. Therefore use Capritaz Injection with extreme caution in patients with gastrointestinal (mouth to anus) diseases, particularly colitis (swelling of the inner lining of the colon), since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Capritaz Injection should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical or hospital setting. Report any undesirable side effects to the doctor promptly. Injection site reactions like swelling and redness can be observed while using this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Piperacillin works by preventing the formation of bacterial cell walls. This helps in stopping the growth and multiplication of the microorganism, eventually killing it. Tazobactam stops some chemicals produced by the bacteria and makes the bacteria more sensitive to piperacillin activity. Thus, this medicine helps to treat bacterial infections.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antipseudomonal Penicillins, Beta-lactamase inhibitors, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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