Information about Ceftazidime
Ceftazidime is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
How ceftazidime works
Ceftazidime is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.
Common side effects of ceftazidime
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.
Available Medicine for Ceftazidime
- ₹50 to ₹232Alkem Laboratories Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹73 to ₹743Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹44 to ₹221Mapra Laboratories Pvt Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹57 to ₹190Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries3 variant(s)
- ₹119Abbott India Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹451Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹73 to ₹266Apex Laboratories Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹100 to ₹265Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹276Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹505United Biotech Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Ceftazidime
- Only use Ceftazidime when prescribed by a registered medical doctor.
- Always take the full prescription, even if you feel better.
- Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently.
- Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
- Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
- Avoid taking for a long duration as there is a risk of serious intestinal infection and low blood count.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
Frequently asked questions for Ceftazidime
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.