About your treatment
Your doctor has ordered ceftazidime, an antibiotic, to help treat your infection. The drug will be either injected into a large muscle (such as your buttock or hip) or added to an intravenous fluid that will drip through a needle or catheter placed in your vein for 30 minutes, one to three times a day.
Ceftazidime eliminates bacteria that cause many kinds of infections, including lung, skin, bone, joint, stomach, blood, gynecological, and urinary tract infections. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Your health care provider (doctor, nurse, or pharmacist) may measure the effectiveness and side effects of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. It is important to keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. The length of treatment depends on how your infection and symptoms respond to the medication.
Before administering ceftazidime,
-Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to ceftazidime or any other cephalosporin [Cefaclor (Ceclor), Cefadroxil (Duricef) or Cephalexin (Keflex)], penicillins or any other drugs.
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially other antibiotics, probenecid (benemid) and vitamins.
- Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney, liver or gastrointestinal disease (especially colitis).
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking ceftazidime, call your doctor.
- If you have diabetes and regularly check your urine for sugar, use Clinistix or TesTape. Do not use Clinitest tablets because ceftazidime may cause false positive results.
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