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)
- ₹79 to ₹743Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹44 to ₹221Mapra Laboratories Pvt Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹57 to ₹190Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries3 variant(s)
- ₹119Abbott1 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
- Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
- Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
- Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Ceftazidime immediately and consult your doctor.
- Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
- Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
- 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.