Product: Ceftazidime 125mg, Ceftazidime 250mg, Ceftazidime 1 gm
Brand: Afta 125mg, Afta, 250mg, Afta 1gm
Ceftazidime is used for treating bacterial infections.
Ceftazidime is a Cephalosporines. It works by killing sensitive bacteria.
How to use ceftazidime:
Use ceftazidime as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Ceftazidime is usually administered as an injection at your doctor''s office, hospital, or clinic. If you are using ceftazidime at home, carefully follow the injection procedures taught to you by your health care provider.
- Do not use ceftazidime if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
- To clear up your infection completely, take ceftazidime for the full course of treatment. Keep taking it even if you feel better in a few days.
- Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all local rules for disposal.
- If you miss a dose of ceftazidime, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ceftazidime 125mg, Ceftazidime 250mg, Ceftazidime 1 gm
Important safety information:
- Ceftazidime may cause dizziness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use ceftazidime with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
- Ceftazidime only works against bacteria; it does not treat viral infections (eg, the common cold).
- Be sure to use ceftazidime for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
- Long-term or repeated use of ceftazidime may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this.
- Contact your doctor right away if stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools occur during treatment or within several months after treatment with ceftazidime. Do not treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor.
- Ceftazidime may reduce the ability of your blood to clot. Avoid activities that may cause bruising or injury. Tell your doctor if you have unusual bruising or bleeding. Tell your doctor if you have dark, tarry, or bloody stools.
- Diabetes patients-Ceftazidime may cause the results of some tests for urine glucose to be wrong. Ask your doctor before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetes medicine.
- Hormonal birth control (eg, birth control pills) may not work as well while you are using ceftazidime. To prevent pregnancy, use an extra form of birth control (eg, ).
- Ceftazidime may affect certain lab test results. Make sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are using ceftazidime.
- Lab tests, including kidney or liver tests or blood cell counts, may be performed while you use ceftazidime. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
- Use ceftazidime with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
- Use ceftazidime with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 10 years old who have diarrhea or an infection of the stomach or bowel.