Acute piperacillin+tazobactam shortage – important advice – JHH and HNELHD

Currently there is a worldwide shortage of piperacillin+tazobactam , an additional issue to the shortage earlier this year. No further stock will be available until around April 2018 and therefore current holdings require conservation as much as possible.

For further advice, please contact the Hunter New England Local Health District Infectious Diseases or Microbiology Services via 02 49213000.

One comment

  1. rphmanzoor · · Reply

    Tazocin is the combination of tazobactum and piperacillin and is used in the treatment of Hospital accquired pneumonia,complicated intra abdominal infection, septicaemia (Blood Poisoning),
    Complicated infection involving urinary tract infections and skin and soft tissue infections.
    It is also used in infections in neutropenic patients (Low white Blood Count)
    More here


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