Ceftazidime (By injection)
Treats infections caused by bacteria. This medicine is a cephalosporin antibiotic.
Antibiotic (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Ceftazidime injection is used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. It belongs to the class of medicines known as cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. However, this medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
Check the IV medicine bag before use to make sure there are no leaks and that the solution is clear.
Missed dose: You must use this medicine on a fixed schedule. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you miss a dose.
Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.
If you store this medicine at home, keep it in the refrigerator. Do not freeze. Take the medicine out of the refrigerator an hour before the time for your next dose. Allow the medicine to warm to room temperature in a clean, dry place.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to ceftazidime or any other cephalosporin medicine.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you had an allergic reaction to penicillin, you have liver or kidney disease, or you have a history of stomach or intestinal problems, such as colitis.
This medicine may prevent birth control pills from working correctly. Use a second form of birth control while you are taking ceftazidime.
This medicine can cause diarrhea. Call your doctor if the diarrhea becomes severe, does not stop, or is bloody. Do not take any medicine to stop diarrhea until you have talked to your doctor. Diarrhea can occur 2 months or more after you stop taking this medicine.
Take all of the medicine in your prescription to clear up your infection, even if you feel better after the first few doses.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Diarrhea that may contain blood
Swelling, pain, or redness near where your IV is located
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Pain where the IM shot was given
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Ceptaz, Fortaz, Novaplus Tazicef, PremierPro Rx cefTAZidime, Tazicef
There may be other brand names for this medicine.