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Composition for COMBITAZ-1GM+125MG INJECTION

Ceftazidime(1 gm),Tazobactum(125 mg)

food interaction for COMBITAZ-1GM+125MG INJECTION

alcohol interaction for COMBITAZ-1GM+125MG INJECTION

pregnancy interaction for COMBITAZ-1GM+125MG INJECTION

lactation interaction for COMBITAZ-1GM+125MG INJECTION

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Combitaz injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Ceftazidime(1 gm)


Ceftazidime is used to treat life threatening bacterial infection including infections of the respiratory tract, brain, ear, urinary tract, skin and soft tissues, abdomen, bones and joints.

How it works

Ceftazidime belongs to group of medicines called cephalosporin antibiotics. It kills the bacteria by interrupting the bacterial cell wall (outer coating of bacteria) formation. As a result, the bacterial cell wall is weakened and ruptures, thereby killing the bacteria.

Common side effects

Liver enzyme increased, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Fever, Injection site pain, Injection site redness, Black and bloody stools, Reduced blood platelets, Stomach cramp, Vomiting
Tazobactum(125 mg)


Tazobactam is an antibiotic used in  combination with another antibiotic called piperacillin to treat many infections caused by bacteria, such as urinary tract infections, bone and joint infections, severe vaginal infections, stomach infections, skin infections, and pneumonia. It is also used to treat complicated intra-abdominal infections including inflammation of the membrane which lines the inside of the abdomen and the entire internal organs It is also used to treat decrease in white blood cells (neutropenia) with fever due to bacterial infection. 

How it works

Tazobactam belongs to group of medicines called beta lactamase Inhibitor  It works by preventing destruction of beta-lactam antibiotics from chemicals released from bacteria and extends their spectrum of activity.

Common side effects

Liver enzyme increased, Bruise, Bleeding, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Altered taste, Shortness of breath, Flatulence, Headache, Insomnia, Itching, Skin rash, Stomach upset, Vomiting


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Expert advice for COMBITAZ-1GM+125MG INJECTION

  • Ceftazidime is usually given by a doctor or a nurse as an injection directly into the vein or muscle.
  • Do not drive if you feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with ceftazidime.
  • If you are taking birth conrol pills, ceftazidime can make them less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormone method of birth control while taking this drug to avoid pregnancy.
  • Do not start or continue the ceftazidime and consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for COMBITAZ-1GM+125MG 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.
Q. Is ceftazidime the same as Rocephin?
No, Rocephin is the brand name for ceftriaxone.
Q. Is ceftazidime dialyzable?
Yes, ceftazidime is a dialyzable drug.
Q. Is ceftazidime and ciprofloxacin compatible?
Yes, ceftazidime and ciprofloxacin are compatible when taken together.
Q. What organisms does ceftazidime cover?
Ceftazidime is active against pseudomonas, anaerobes, and staphylococcus bacteria. It may not be effective against methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).)
Q. Is ceftazidime nephrotoxic?
No, ceftazidime 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.


Q. Is tazobactam a sulfa (sulfonamide) drug?
Sulbactam does not contain sulfa. It is a beta lactamase Inhibitor.
Q. What is tazobactam sodium?
Tazobactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor used as the sodium salt to increase the antibacterial activity of piperacillin.
Q. What is tazact 4.5?
Tazact 4.5 is the brand name for combination of tazobactam and piperacillin.
Q. What organisms does tazobactam/piperacillin cover?
Tazobactam in combination with piperacillin is mainly effective against anaerobes and enterococcus, listeria, staphylococcus, citrobacter, haemophilus, moraxella and proteus species but methicillin-resistant staphylococci are resistant to tazobactam/piperacillin.
Q. Is tazobactam safe?
Tazobactam is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 23 August, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)