Sulbactam

Description

Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor used for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible bacteria. It is generally used in combination with other beta-lactam antibiotics, usually when more commonly used systemic antibiotics are contraindicated or may be ineffective due to bacterial resistance. It should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Sulbactam

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Itching
  • Fatigue
  • Chills
  • Edema

Uses of Sulbactam

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bacterial infections
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to sulbactam, beta-lactam antibiotics, or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
General warnings

Electrolyte imbalance

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of electrolyte imbalance since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of electrolyte levels, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Renal impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of renal impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Epilepsy

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of epilepsy due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Meningitis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of meningitis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Intravenous Use

This medicine should be administered intravenously over a period of 15 to 60 minutes.

Missed Dose

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

Overdose

Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is 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

Probenecid

Disease interactions

Renal impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of renal diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical or hospital setting. Inform the doctor if you have a known history of allergy to this medicine. Report to the doctor all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions before receiving this medicine. Report any undesirable side effects to the doctor promptly.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine inhibits some chemicals produced by the bacteria and makes the bacteria more sensitive to antibiotic activity.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Beta-lactamase inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

Sulbactam - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 19 March 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09324

Sulbactam [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 19 March 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/sulbactam#section=Top

SULBACIP I.V. Injection [Internet]. CiplaMed. 2018 [cited 19 March 2018]. Available from:

https://ciplamed.com/content/sulbacip-iv-injection

[Internet] Mn.com.tr. 2018 [cited 19 March 2018]. Available from:

http://www.mn.com.tr/products/pdf/B-Laktam_.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 26 Mar 2018

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