Aztreonam (By injection)
Treats infections caused by bacteria. This medicine is an antibiotic.
Antibiotic (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Aztreonam is an antibiotic that is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth.
Aztreonam is used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. It is sometimes given with other antibiotics. This medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
A nurse or other health provider will give you 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.
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 aztreonam.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you have kidney or liver disease, or you had an allergic reaction to penicillin or any medicine to treat an infection (such as cefaclor, cephalexin, imipenem, meropenem).
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.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Bloody or black, tarry stools, or diarrhea that may contain blood
Change in how much or how often you urinate
Chest pain, shortness of breath, trouble breathing, wheezing
Dark urine or pale stools
Numbness, tingling, pain, burning, weakness, or loss of feeling anywhere in your body
Seizure, confusion, lightheadedness, fainting
Swelling of your face, throat, or lips
Swelling, pain, or redness near where the needle is placed
Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
Vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Mild diarrhea, constipation, or upset stomach
Muscle pain, or pain where the shot was given
Sores or white patches in your mouth or throat
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
Azactam, Novaplus Aztreonam, PremierPro Rx aztreonam
There may be other brand names for this medicine.