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AMPICILLIN/SULBACTAM - INJECTION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Unasyn
USES: This combination medication is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It is known as a penicillin-type antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein, usually every 6 hours or as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. For children, the dosage is also based on weight.
If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.
Give aminoglycosides (such as gentamicin) separately from this medication. Do not mix together in the same IV fluid.
Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, use this drug at evenly spaced intervals.
Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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