Which medications are used for first-line pyelonephritis empiric therapy during pregnancy?

Updated: Nov 04, 2020
  • Author: Mony Fraer, MD, MHCDS, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Thomas E Herchline, MD  more...
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First-line treatment is with one of the extended-spectrum cephalosporins or penicillins listed below:

  • Ampicillin-sulbactam (Unasyn) 1.5 g IV q6h
  • Piperacillin-tazobactam (Zosyn) 3.375 g IV q6h
  • Cefotaxime (Claforan) 1-2 g IV q8h
  • Ceftriaxone (Rocephin) 1 g IV q24h
  • Ceftazidime (Fortaz, Tazicef) 2 g IV q8h

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