Piperacillin / Tazobactam Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. Your doctor will monitor your condition and blood work as needed.
This medicine can interfere with some urine glucose tests. If you use such tests, talk with your health care professional.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
burning upper abdominal or stomach pain
changes in urination
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
fever or sweating
inflammation or swelling at the injection site
lower back or side pain
nausea or vomiting
pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
pain, warmth, or burning in the fingers, toes, and legs
problems with vision or hearing
slow or fast heartbeat
Abdominal or stomach cramps, pain, or tenderness
deep or fast breathing with dizziness
diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
itching of the vagina or genital area
muscle pain or cramps
muscle stiffness or twitching
numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips, tongue, or inside the mouth
thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
total body jerking
unexplained weight loss
unusual bleeding or bruising
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
Acid or sour stomach
cracks in the skin at the corners of the mouth
irritation and redness of the skin
white patches in the mouth or on the tongue
Body aches or pain
burning feeling in the chest or stomach
change in taste or bad unusual or unpleasant (after) taste
feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
sensation of spinning
tenderness in stomach area
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.