LEXINALEXINA 3 GMS/LEXINA FORTAE 1.5 GM/1 GM CEFOPERAZONE/SULBACTAM
Sulbactam sodium/cefoperazone sodium combination is available as a dry powder for reconstitution in a 1:1 ratio in terms of free SBT/CPZ. Sulbactam sodium is a derivative of the basic penicillin nucleus. It is an irreversible beta-lactamase inhibitor for parenteral use only. Cefoperazone sodium is a semisynthetic broad-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic for parenteral use only. It contains 34 mg sodium (1.5 mEq) per gram. Cefoperazone is a white crystalline powder which is freely soluble in water. The molecular weight is 667.65.
PHARMACEUTICAL FORM :
Vials of the 1:1 product contain the equivalent of 500 mg + 500 mg and 1000 mg + 1000 mg of sulbactam and cefoperazone, respectively.
Mono-therapy Sulbactam/cefoperazone is indicated for the Treatment of the following infections when caused by susceptible organisms: Respiratory Tract Infections (Upper and Lower), Urinary Tract Infections (Upper and Lower), Peritonitis, Cholecystitis, Cholangitis, and Other Intra-Abdominal Infections, Septicemia, Meningitis, Skin and Soft Tissue Infections, Bone and Joint Infections, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Endometritis, Gonorrhea, and Other Infections of the Genital Tract.
Combination Therapy :
Because of the broad spectrum activity of sulbactam/cefoperazone, most infections can be treated adequately with this antibiotic alone. However, sulbactam/cefoperazone may be used concomitantly with other antibiotics if such combinations are indicated. If an aminoglycoside is used (see Incompatibilities Aminoglycosides), renal function should be monitored during the course of therapy (see Posology and Method of Administration Use in Renal Dysfunction).
Posology and Method of Administration : Use in Adults
Daily dosage recommendations for sulbactam/cefoperazone in.
Adults are as follows:
Doses should be administered every 6-12 hours in equally divided doses. In severe or refractory infections the daily dosage of sulbactam/cefoperazone may be increased up to 8 g of the 1:1 ratio (i.e., 4 g. cefoperazone activity). Patients receiving the 1:1 ratio may require additional cefoperazone administered separately. Doses should be administered every 12 hours in equally divided doses. The recommended maximum daily dosage of sulbactam is 4 g.