Which medications are used in second-line inpatient pyelonephritis empiric therapy?

Updated: Nov 04, 2020
  • Author: Mony Fraer, MD, MHCDS, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Thomas E Herchline, MD  more...
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ampicillin-sulbactam-342476">Ampicillin-sulbactam (Unasyn) 1.5 g IV q6h or

Piperacillin-tazobactam

(Zosyn) 3.375 g IV q6h 

or

Cefotaxime

(Claforan) 1-2 g IV q8h

or

Ceftriaxone (Rocephin) 1 g IV q24h

or

Ceftazidime

(Fortaz, Tazicef) 2 g IV q8h

All of the above can be administered with or without an aminoglycoside (except in pregnant patients)

Carbapenems:

Monobactam (penicillin allergy):


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