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Description

Ceftazidime is a broad spectrum antibiotic which is used to treat infections caused by the bacteria in the brain, lungs, urinary tract and abdomen.

Uses of Ceftazidime

Bacterial Meningitis

Ceftazidime is used in the treatment of meningitis, which is an inflammation of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis.

Bacterial Septicemia

Ceftazidime is used in the treatment of septicemia which is an infection of the blood caused by Staphylococci and Streptococcus pyogenes.

Intra-abdominal Infection

Ceftazidime is used in the treatment of intra-abdominal infections caused by Helicobacter pylori, Staphylococci, and Streptococci.

Pneumonia

Ceftazidime is used in the treatment of pneumonia which is a common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae.

How should this medicine be used?

Ceftazidime injection comes as a powder to be mixed with liquid and given intravenously (into a vein) or intramuscularly (into a muscle). Ceftazidime injection is also available as a premixed product to be injected intravenously. It is usually given every 8 or 12 hours until 2 days after all signs and symptoms of the infection have disappeared.

You may receive ceftazidime injection in a hospital or you may administer the medication at home. If you will be receiving ceftazidime injection at home, your healthcare provider will show you how to use the medication. Be sure that you understand these directions, and ask your healthcare provider if you have any questions.

You should begin to feel better during the first few days of treatment with ceftazidime injection. If your symptoms do not improve or get worse, call your doctor.

How does ceftazidime work?

Ceftazidime is a type of antibiotic called a cephalosporin. These antibiotics are related to penicillin.

Ceftazidime works by weakening the cell walls of bacteria. It allows holes to appear in the cell walls, which kills off the bacteria causing the infection. Ceftazidime is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, which means it can kill a wide variety of bacteria.

Key facts about ceftazidime

Ceftazidime is given by injection or drip (infusion) into a vein. It can also be given into a muscle such as the upper buttock or thigh.

Ceftazidime is suitable for adults, children and pregnant women.

It should not be used if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotic.

The most common side effects are diarrhoea and rashes.

Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you get diarrhoea that is severe, persistent or contains blood/mucus.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ceftazidime

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Swelling and redness at the injection site
  • White patches in the mouth or on the tongue
  • Dizziness
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Yellow colored eyes or skin

General Instructions

Make sure that the medicine is dissolved properly. Do not take if any particulate matter is visible. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking before completion of course.

Warnings for special population

Pregnancy - Limited data is available on the use of Ceftazidime in pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed when benefits overweigh the risk.

Breast-feeding - Small amounts of this medicine is excreted through human breast milk. Use only if clearly needed when benefits overweigh the risk. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea and thrush is necessary.

General warnings

Allergy - Avoid if you have a known allergy to Ceftazidime or Beta-lactam Antibiotics like penicillins and cephalosporins. Seek immediate medical attention if the patient experiences any allergic symptoms like rash, itching, nausea, vomiting and swelling of lips, hands or feet.

Drug-resistance - Usage of Ceftazidime without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that is drug resistant.

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