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Last updated on 05/07/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Sulbactam + Cefoperazone


DRUG CLASS: Antibiotics

SUB CLASS: Beta-lactamase inhibitors, Cephalosporins (Third Generation)

USED FOR: Respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, intra-abdominal infections, sepsis, bacterial meningitis, skin and soft tissue infections, bone and joint infections

AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS: 500 mg/500mg (injections)

What is Sulperazon?

Sulperazon is a combination antibiotic with a broad spectrum of activity against systemic bacterial infections. It is for intravenous or intramuscular injections. Sulperazon does not work for virus or fungus infections.

How to use it?

Sulperazon is injected through a needle into a vein or muscle as directed by your doctor. Your doctor will advise you on the dosage and frequency depending on your infection.

The recommended maximum daily dosage of sulbactam is 4 g (equivalent to 8 g of Sulperazone).

What are the side effects of Sulperazon?

Common side effects of Sulperazon include abdominal pain, diarrhoea, dizziness, headache, nausea and vomiting, and allergic skin reactions.

Who should not take Sulperazon?

– People allergic to any component of the formulation.
– People who are allergic to beta-lactams, e.g. Penicillins and Cephalosporins.

Pharmacist Tips:

– Report severe diarrhoea and ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking antidiarrheal medicines.
Drink plenty of water to replace any lost fluids due to diarrhoea.
– If you experience symptoms like skin rash or enlarged lymph nodes, report to your doctor immediately.

Common dosing schedule:
Sulperazon is commonly administered every 6-12 hours.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Sulperazon may interact with:
– Aminoglycoside antibiotics, e.g. Amikacin, Gentamicin, Tobramycin

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Sulperazon in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Sulperazon is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Sulperazon in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor. 

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.