Beta-Lactamase Inhibitors

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Summary

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Key Points

  • Beta-lactamase Inhibitors
    • Drug Names
      • Clavulanic acid
        • Used with amoxicillin
      • Sulbactam
        • Used with ampicillin
      • Tazobactam
        • Used with piperacillin
      • Avibactam
        • Used with ceftazidime
    • Mechanism
      • Block beta-lactamases/penicillinases
        • Protect beta-lactam antibiotics from inactivation by cleavage of their core beta-lactam rings