How long do you give Unasyn over?

How long do you give Unasyn over?

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION UNASYN should be administered by slow intravenous injection over at least 10–15 minutes or can also be delivered in greater dilutions with 50–100 mL of a compatible diluent as an intravenous infusion over 15–30 minutes.

How often do you give Unasyn?

The recommended adult dosage of UNASYN is 1.5 g (1 g ampicillin as the sodium salt plus 0.5 g sulbactam as the sodium salt) to 3 g (2 g ampicillin as the sodium salt plus 1 g sulbactam as the sodium salt) every six hours.

How long is a course of Unasyn?

The course of intravenous therapy should not routinely exceed 14 days. In clinical trials, most children received a course of oral antimicrobials following initial treatment with intravenous UNASYN.

How do you dilute Unasyn 1.5 g?

-Vials: Reconstitute 1.5 g vial with 3.2 ml or 3 g vial with 6.4 ml of sterile water for injection to give a solution containing 375 mg/ml ampicillin; sulbactam (250 mg of ampicillin and 125 mg of sulbactam per ml). Immediately further dilute.

What is the oral equivalent of Unasyn?

There is a critical shortage of ampicillin/sulbactam (Unasyn) nationwide, and our current supply is low. Amoxicillin/clavulanate is an oral alternative; if oral therapy is possible, please prescribe this when appropriate.

How do you take Unasyn?

Unasyn is injected into a muscle, or given as an infusion into a vein. A healthcare provider will give your first dose and may teach you how to properly use the medication by yourself. Unasyn must be mixed with a liquid (diluent) before using it.

When do you use Unasyn?

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain effectiveness of UNASYN and other antibacterial drugs, UNASYN should be used only to treat infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria.

How do you dilute ampicillin?

Add 1.5 ml water for injections to 500mg vial contents. Dissolve 500 mg in 10 ml water for injections. Administer by slow injection (three to four minutes). Ampicillin may also be added to infusion fluids or injected, suitably diluted, into the drip tube over a period of three to four minutes.

What are the side effects of UNASYN?

Common side effects of Unasyn include:

  • fever,
  • sore throat,
  • headache,
  • rash,
  • diarrhea,
  • body aches,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,

Is Unasyn a broad spectrum antibiotic?

Thus, UNASYN possesses the properties of a broad-spectrum antibacterial and a beta-lactamase inhibitor.

Is there an oral form of Unasyn?

Unasyn is administered orally in the form of tablets.