What is sultamicillin tosylate used for?

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Jan 10, 2017

Answer:

Sultamicillin tosylate is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.

Explanation:

What it is

Chemically, sultamicillin is the tosylate salt of the double ester of sulbactam and ampicillin with methanediol (marked by the red arrow).

Sultamicillin
(Adapted from Pi Chemicals System)

Sulbactam extends ampicillin's antibacterial activity to include some beta-lactamase producing strains of bacteria.

Ampicillin inhibits the biosynthesis of cell walls and sulbactam acts as a suicide substrate for the beta-lactamases that occur in resistant bacterial strains.

What it does

Sultamicillin tosylate is used to treat a wide variety of infections, including:

  • Middle ear infections
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Gastrointestinal tract infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Gynecological infections