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Brand name: Cayston TM

Active ingredients: aztreonam

What it is used for

CAYSTON is indicated for control of gram-negative bacteria, particularly Pseudomonas aeruginosa, in the respiratory tract of patients with cystic fibrosis. The primary support for this indication is based on two single 28 day course placebo controlled studies. The data to support the sustainability of the observed short term benefit over subsequent courses of treatment are limited (see CLINICAL TRIALS).

How to take it

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

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Inhalation, powder for

White to off-white lyophilised powder in a 2 mL amber glass vial

How to take this medicine: Inhalation

Part 2: Diluent, not applicable

Clear, colourless solution

How to take this medicine: Inhalation

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

Storage instructions

  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Refrigerate
  • Do not Freeze
  • Lifetime is 36 Months.

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 aztreonam

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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Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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