Active ingredients: ceftazidime
What it is used for
Ceftazidime-AFT is indicated for the treatment of single and mixed infections caused by susceptible aerobic organisms with suspected or documented resistance to other antimicrobials, but not to ceftazidime, and as an alternative to aminoglycosides in pseudomonal infection in patients in whom aminoglycoside toxicity is a cause for concern and other pseudomonal antibiotics cannot be used. Indications include: Severe infections in general: for example septicaemia, including neonatal sepsis, bacteraemia, and in patients in intensive care units with specific problems, eg, infected burns. Respiratory tract infections: for example, pneumonia, broncho-pneumonia, infected pleurisy, infected bronchiectasis and bronchitis. Severe ear, nose and throat infections: for example, otitis media, mastoiditis. Urinary tract infections: for example, acute and chronic pyelonephritis, pyelitis, cystitis, urethritis (bacterial only), and infections associated with bladder and renal stones. Skin and soft tissue infections: for example, erysipelas, abscesses, cellulitis, infected burns and wounds, mastitis. Gastrointestinal and abdominal infections: for example, intra-abdominal abscesses, enterocolitis. Bone and joint infections: for example, osteitis, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, infected bursitis.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
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White or almost white crystalline powder
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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For the active ingredient ceftazidime
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Reporting side effects
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