Pharmacokinetics of piperacillin-tazobactam: intermittent dosing versus continuous infusion.


In the present study 24 hospitalized patients requiring empirical antibiotic treatment were randomly assigned to receive the beta-lactam antibiotic/beta-lactamase inhibitor combination piperacillin-tazobactam either as an intermittent or as a continuous infusion. According to pharmacokinetic modelling, the daily dose was reduced by 33% in patients receiving… (More)