Ceftazidime 0.5 g (intravenous antibiotics, Fortaz, Tazicef)
What are Ceftazidime 0.5 g injections (intravenous antibiotics, Fortaz, Tazicef)?
Ceftazidime is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic, disrupting the synthesis of bacterial cell walls. Ceftazidime injections are effective for the treatment of various diseases cause by Gram-positive (including group B streptococci, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes), Gram-negative (including Enterobacter, Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella spp., Proteus spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Neisseria meningitidis) and anaerobic bacteria (Bacteroides spp.); this medicine is even effective against Pseudomonas aeruginosa while many other third-generation cephalosporins aren't suitable for it.
Ceftazidime injections are generally well-tolerated and have few contraindications, like pregnancy or breastfeeding. They should be used with caution for patients with kidney diseases, reducing the dosage and constantly monitoring the condition of the patient by their doctor. However, Ceftazidime injections are safe for the patients with liver diseases.
Active principles: ceftazidime hydrate
Amount: 10 ampoules
Maker: Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan
Indications: Ceftazidime injections can be used for treatment of the following:
- lower respiratory tract infections,
- skin infections,
- urinary tract infections,
- blood-stream infections,
- joint infections,
- abdominal infections,
- cystic fibrosis,
How to take
Adults: take 2-4 times a day as intravenous injection or intravenous drip. Your doctor should prescribe the duration of the treatment.
Contraindications: do not use in pregnant or breastfeeding women. Use with caution in patients with kidney disease, especially on dialysis.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.