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 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 ₹232
      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹79 to ₹743
      Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹44 to ₹221
      Mapra Laboratories Pvt Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹57 to ₹190
      Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹119
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹451
      Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹73 to ₹266
      Apex Laboratories Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹100 to ₹265
      Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹276
      Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹505
      United Biotech Pvt Ltd
      1 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
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    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 29 August, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)