Ceftazidime is an antibiotic which eliminates bacteria that cause many kinds of infections, including lung, skin, bone, joint, stomach, blood, gynecological, and urinary tract infections. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses. more...
Ceftazidime has many commercial names depending on the country it is used. Go to Ceftazidime information on CBWInfo to learn more about those names and the antibiotic itself.
Ceftazidime is a third-generation cephalosporin, given intravenously or intramuscularly. Usual dose is 1-2 g IV or IM every 8 to 12 hours, though this can vary by the indication for the antibiotic, and for the renal function of the recipient. Ceftazidime has activity against gram-negative organisms including Pseudomonas and Enterobacteriaceae. Its activity against Pseudomonas is a distinguishing feature of ceftazidime among the cephalosporins. It is also used in the empiric therapy of febrile neutropenia.
Ceftazidime is a U.S. pregnancy category B pharamceutical agent, and is excreted in breast milk.
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