What should I know about Zosyn before receiving it?

Be sure to give your doctor a detailed medical history, including allergies to medications, before receiving Zosyn. In particular, if you have had an allergic reaction to any type of penicillin in the past, including amoxicillin, ampicillin, carbenicillin, dicloxacillin, oxacillin and ticarcillin, or to cephalosporins, such as Ceclor, Ceftin, Duricef and Keflex, you should not use Zosyn. Likewise, any of the following medical conditions may prevent you from being able to receive Zosyn: bleeding disorders, including blood clotting disorders; kidney or liver disease; colitis or any other gastrointestinal disease; hay fever or asthma; and low potassium levels in your blood. Be sure to tell your doctor if you are on a low-sodium diet.

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