Active Ingredient(s): Piperacillin
FDA Approved: * December 29, 1981
Pharm Company: * WYETH PHARMS INC
Category: Antibiotics

Piperacillin is a broad-spectrum β-lactam antibiotic of the ureidopenicillin class.[1] The chemical structure of piperacillin and other ureidopenicillins incorporates a polar side chain that enhances penetration into Gram-negative bacteria and reduces susceptibility to cleavage by Gram-negative beta lactamase enzymes. These properties confer activity against the important hospital pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Thus piperacillin is sometimes referred to as an "anti-pseu... [wikipedia]

* May have multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or labelers.