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Azlocillin

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Introduction

Name

  • Azlocillin.

Class of drug

  • Antibiotic.

Description

Chemical name

  • Ureidopenicillin.

Uses

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Indications


Reserved for life-threatening conditions.
  • Endocarditis or septicemia caused byPseudomonas aeruginosaandBacteroides fragilis  Bacteroides fragilis  in neutropenic patients.
  • Some other Gram-negative bacilli includingProteus spp  Proteus spp  .
  • More active than ticarcillin againstPseudomonas aeruginosa.
  • For pseudomonas septicemias give with an aminoglycoside (eg gentamicin) as there is a synergistic effect.
    Gentamicin   Gentamicin  inactivates azlocillin if mixed in the same syringe.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Enhances the effects of non-depolarizing muscle relaxants.
  • Probenecid reduces the excretion of azlocillin.
  • Synergistic effect with gentamicin   Gentamicin  when treatingPsudomonas spp.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. BSAVA, UK.
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