Agent Name

Piperacillin

CAS Number

66258-76-2

Formula

C23-H27-N5-O7-S.H2-O

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Dioxopiperazinoyl Penicillin Monohydrate; Pipracil; 4-Thia-1-azabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane-2-carboxylic acid, 6-[[[[(4-ethyl-2,3-dioxo-1-piperazinyl)carbonyl]amino]phenylacetyl]amino]-3,3-dimethyl-7-oxo-,monohydrate, [2S-[2alpha ,5alpha ,6beta(S*)]]-; Piperacillin hydrate; [Bristol-Myers Squibb]

Category

Pharmaceuticals

Description

White to off-white solid; [Bristol-Myers Squibb]

Sources/Uses

A beta-lactam antibiotic; [Bristol-Myers Squibb]

Comments

A dermal and respiratory sensitizer; [Bristol-Myers Squibb] Occupational asthma confirmed in a pharmaceutical worker; [Malo] Causes contact urticaria; [Kanerva, p. 219]

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

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