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Brand name: Ceftazidime (Hospira) TM

Active ingredients: ceftazidime

What it is used for

HospiraÖ Ceftazidime Powder for Injection 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: ò Severe infections in general: for example septicaemia, including neonatal sepsis, bacteraemia, and in patients in intensive care units with specific problems, for example infected burns. ò Respiratory tract infections: for example, pneumonia, broncho-pneumonia, infected pleurisy, infected bronchiectasis and bronchitis. ò Severe ear, nose and throat infections: for example, otitis media, mastoiditis. ò Urinary tract infections: for example, acute and chronic pyelonephritis, pyelitis, cystitis, urethritis (bacterial only), and infections associated with bladder and renal stones. ò Skin and soft tissue infections: for example, erysipelas, abscesses, cellulitis, infected burns and wounds, mastitis. ò Gastrointestinal and abdominal infections: for example, intra-abdominal abscesses, enterocolitis. ò Bone and joint infections: for example, osteitis, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, infected bursitis.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intramuscular
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White to cream coloured crystalline powder

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient ceftazidime

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

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