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)
  • ₹73 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
    Abbott India Ltd
    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

  • 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
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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 19 May, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)