What is Unasyn?

Ampicillin/sulbactam is a combination of the common penicillin-derived antibiotic ampicillin and sulbactam, an inhibitor of bacterial beta-lactamase. Two different forms of the drug exist. The first, developed in 1987 and marketed in the United States under the tradename Unasyn, generic only outside of the United States, is an intravenous antibiotic. The second, an oral form called sultamicillin, is marketed under the trade name Ampictam outside of the United States. And generic only in the United States, ampicillin/sulbactam is used to treat infections caused by bacteria resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics. Sulbactam blocks the enzyme which breaks down ampicillin and thereby allows ampicillin to attack and kill the bacteria.

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After clostylbegyt, pregnyl I have been given Duphaston. Coincidently a different dr had to give me a course of antibiotics to treat cisticis -...

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The cystitis is in relation with possible low level hydration,...

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I finished a 10 days course of Unasyn antibiotic( for my bronchitis) but have sore throat after that ie 2 days after my antiobiotic course. I...

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Hope your Bronchitis is now under control.

You developed sore throat after a course of Ampicillin and sulbactum. The...

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My 1 yearold inserted a QTIP on her ear. She cried, so As soon as I carried her I noticed she had some blood in her ear. Took ker tothe doctor and...

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Regarding your query for bleeding from ear of an one years old daughter who had injured her ear by q-tip and get bleeding...

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