Medicine Overview of Cefazid Injection
Cefazid 1000mg Injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
. It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, ear, bone, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer. Cefazid 1000mg Injection may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Cefazid 1000mg Injection is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body.
In Depth Information on Cefazid Injection
Your doctor has prescribed Cefazid 1000mg Injection to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Discontinue Cefazid 1000mg Injection and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
- If you're on blood thinners, Cefazid 1000mg Injection can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
Cefazid Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cefazid 1000mg Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Cefazid 1000mg Injection is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Avoid prolonged use of Cefazid 1000mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Cefazid 1000mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Cefazid 1000mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefazid 1000mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Cefazid 1000mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cefazid 1000mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Cefazid 1000mg Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Frequently asked questions about Cefazid Injection
Q. Is ceftazidime a sulfa, penicillin or a beta lactam drug?
Ceftazidime does not contain sulfa and is not a penicillin drug. It is beta lactam cephalosporin antibiotic
No, Rocephin is the brand name for ceftriaxone
Yes, Cefazid is a dialyzable drug
Q. Is ceftazidime and ciprofloxacin compatible?
Yes, ceftazidime and ciprofloxacin are compatible when taken together
Cefazid is active against pseudomonas, anaerobes, and staphylococcus bacteria. It may not be effective against methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
No, Cefazid is not a nephrotoxic drug when given alone but when given along with aminoglycoside antibiotics (gentamicin, tobramycin) or diuretics such as furosemide, it may increase nephrotoxicity.
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