UNICTAM

UNICTAM || ANTIBIOTIC

UNICTAM || ANTIBIOTIC

UNICTAM

pharmacological forms

Unictam tablets:

UNICTAM 375TAB

UNICTAM 375TAB

The Unictam tablet contains Tosylate salt equivalent to 375 mg of sultamicillin which is a co-prodrug of Sulbactam and Ampicillin yielding the equivalent of 147 mg of Sulbactam and 220 mg of Ampicillin.

Unictam syrup:

UNICTAM 250MG SUSP

UNICTAM 250MG SUSP

Each 5ml suspension contains Sultamicillin 250mg.

Unictam ampoules:

UNICTAM 1500MG VIAL

UNICTAM 375MG VIAL

UNICTAM 750VIAL

Vial for intramuscular / intravenous injection
1500 mg vial, 375 mg vial, 750 mg vial.

Unictam is used in the following cases:

Upper respiratory tract infections including sinusitis, otitis media, and tonsillitis.
Lower respiratory tract infections including bacterial pneumonia and bronchitis.
Urinary tract and kidney infections.
Skin and soft tissue infections and gonococcal infections.
Intra-abdominal infections.

Skin infections caused by beta-lactamase-producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella, Proteus mirabilis, Bacteroides fragilis, and Enterobacteriaceae.
Intra-abdominal infections are caused by beta-lactamase-producing strains of Escherichia coli, Klebsiella and Proteus mirabilis, fragilis bacteria, and Enterobacteriaceae.
Gynecological Infections caused by beta-lactamase producing strains of Escherichia coli*, and Bacteroides* (including fragilis bacteria*).
Respiratory, ear, and middle infections

Dosage  of use for Unictam

adult dose

Genital tract infections

1.5 g to 3 g every 6 hours (intramuscular or intravenous) not to exceed 12 g / day

Intra-abdominal infections

1.5 g to 3 g every 6 hours (intramuscular or intravenous) not to exceed 12 g / day

Skin and skin structure infections

1.5 g to 3 g every 6 hours (intramuscular or intravenous) not to exceed 12 g / day

orbital cellulitis

3 g (2 g ampicillin + 1 g sulbactam) IV every 6 hours

pelvic inflammatory disease

3 g (2 g ampicillin + 1 g sulbactam) IV every 6 hours

Pneumonia

Community acquired: 1.5 g (1 g ampicillin + 0.5 g sulbactam) to 3 g (2 g ampicillin + 1 g sulbactam) IV every 6 hours for 5 days or longer

Infection obtained from hospital:

3 g IV every 6 hours for 5 days or longer

Urinary tract infections

3 g (2 g ampicillin + 1 g sulbactam) IV every 6 hours for 14 days

Acute bacterial sinusitis

1.5 g (1 g ampicillin + 0.5 g sulbactam) to 3 g (2 g ampicillin + 1 g sulbactam) IV every 6 hours for 5-7 days

Endocarditis (the layer surrounding the heart)

3 g (2 g ampicillin + 1 g sulbactam) IV every 6 hours for 6 weeks

HACEK infection

g (2 g ampicillin + 1 g sulbactam) IV every 6 hours for 4 weeks

Children’s dose

skin infections

Older than 1 year (less than 40 kg): 200 mg/kg/day intravenously divided every 6 hours; Do not exceed 14 days of treatment

Greater than 1 year (over 40 kg): 1.5 g (1 g ampicillin + 0.5 g sulbactam) to 3 g (2 g ampicillin + 1 g sulbactam) every 6 hours; Do not exceed 12g/day

Epiglottitis

Children and adolescents: 100-200 mg ampicillin/kg/day fourth divided every 6 hours

Mild/moderate infection

Greater than 1 month-1 year: 100-150 mg ampicillin/kg/day IM or IV divided every 6 hours

Older than 1 year: 100-200 mg ampicillin/kg/day IM or IV divided every 6 hours

Meningitis / severe infections
Greater than 1 month-1 year: 200-300 mg ampicillin/kg/day IV/IM divided every 6 hours

Greater than 1 year: 200-400 mg ampicillin/kg/day IV/IM divided every 6 hours

Peritonsillar abscess and retropharyngeal abscess

Children and adolescents: 200 mg ampicillin/kg/fourth day divided every 6 hours

elderly dose

Return to the adult dose but with extreme caution and start with the lowest effective dose

Warning:

It is preferable that the dosage be determined by a specialist doctor or pharmacist

What are the contraindications to the use of Unictam?

It is forbidden to use the medicine without consulting a specialized doctor in the following cases:

Hypersensitivity to any of the components.
Hypersensitivity to a drug of the penicillin or cephalosporin group.
Previously had cholestasis jaundice.
Hepatic impairment caused by ampicillin or sulbactam.

Alternative

Sulbin

novactam 

Unasyn 

The effect of Unictam on pregnant and breastfeeding women

pregnancy:

It can be used when needed after consulting a doctor and evaluating the benefits and harms

Breast feeding :

It passes through breast milk and should be used with caution

What are the storage conditions for Unictam?

Store at a temperature below 25°C, away from moisture and direct sunlight.

 

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