What is Zosyn?
Zosyn is a combination medication containing two drugs, piperacillin and tazobactam. Piperacillin is an antibiotic, and tazobactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor, which prevents resistance to the antibiotic.
What does Zosyn do?
Zosyn can treat a bacterial infection, but it won't help viral infections, such as the flu or the common cold.
When was Zosyn approved?
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) first approved Zosyn in 1993.
Is Zosyn safe during pregnancy?
Zosyn is a Pregnancy Category B drug, which means it's not likely to harm an unborn baby. However, you should talk to the doctor before giving this medicine while pregnant.
What is an ideal dose for Zosyn?
Zosyn is given approx. three to four times a day over 30 minutes through an IV solution that drips through a needle or catheter in the vein or is infused by a pump. Zosyn is usually given for about 7 to 10 days.