piperacillin sodium

A semisynthetic extended spectrum penicillin active against a wide variety of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.

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[USP] the sodium salt of piperacillin, used in the treatment of infections caused by susceptible organisms and in intra-abdominal surgery for the prevention of infection; administered intramuscularly or intravenously.

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