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piperacillin-tazobactam in D5W- frozen piggyback-injection, Zosyn (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, dizziness, nausea, stomach upset, or loose stools may occur the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. You may experience pain or irritation at the injection site. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: vomiting, diarrhea, chest pain, anxiety, unusual bleeding or bruising. This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (pseudomembranous colitis) due to a resistant bacteria. This condition may occur weeks after treatment has stopped. Do not use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic pain medications if you have the following symptoms because these products may make them worse. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stool. Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oral thrush, or a new yeast infection (e.g., oral or vaginal fungal infection). Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge or other new symptoms. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking piperacillin/tazobactam, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to penicillin; or if you have any other allergies. Tell your doctor if you have: kidney problems, cystic fibrosis, other illnesses. This medication contains sodium. This could affect you if you are on a salt-restricted diet or if you have a condition which could be worsened by an increase in salt intake (e.g., congestive heart failure). Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Use caution driving or performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication makes you dizzy. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this drug. This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before you breast feed.



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