Information about Ceftazidime

Ceftazidime Uses

Ceftazidime is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How Ceftazidime works

Ceftazidime is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Common side effects of Ceftazidime

Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Fever, Hypersensitivity, Injection site inflammation, Inflammation of vein, Abdominal pain
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Available Medicine for Ceftazidime

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58 to ₹2123 variant(s)
TazimideCachet Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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OrzidOrchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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ForzidUnited Biotech Pvt Ltd
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SpectrazidApex Laboratories Pvt Ltd
66 to ₹2032 variant(s)
Fortum ESGlaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
4951 variant(s)
FortacefTroikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
2541 variant(s)

Expert advice for Ceftazidime

  • Your doctor has prescribed Ceftazidime to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection harder to treat.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Ceftazidime as it may cause increased side effects.
  • Discontinue Ceftazidime and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.

Frequently asked questions for Ceftazidime


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. How is Ceftazidime administered?

Ceftazidime is administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor and should not be self administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Ceftazidime.

Q. Can the use of Ceftazidime cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Ceftazidime can cause diarrhea. Ceftazidime is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. How long does Ceftazidime take to work?

Usually, Ceftazidime starts working soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and relieve your symptoms completely.

Q. What if I do not get better after using Ceftazidime?

Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.

Q. Is Ceftazidime effective?

Ceftazidime is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Ceftazidime too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.


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