DRUG STUDY DRUG ORDER Generic Name: Sultamicillin Brand name: Unasyn Classification: Antiinfectives Route: PO Dosage: 375mg

Frequency: BID MECHANISM OF ACTION Binds to bacteria cell wall, resulting in cell death, spectrum is broader than that of penicillin. Addition of sulbactam increases resistance to betalactamase, enzymes produced by bacteria that may inactivate ampicillin. INDICATIONS Treatment for infections CONTRAINDICATIONS The use of Unasyn is contraindicated in individuals with a history of hypersensitivity reactions to any of the penicillins. ADVERSE EFFECT NURSING RESPONSIBILTY PRECAUTION Assess patient for at beginning and throughout therapy. Obtain specimens for culture and sensitivity before therapy. First dose may be given before receiving results. • Observe patients for signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis

itching, nausea, vomiting, candidiasis, fatigue, malaise, headache, chest pain, flatulence, abdominal distension,