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CeftazidimeAbout CeftazidimeThird Generation Cephalosporin antibiotic, Parenteral antibiotic.Mechanism of Action of CeftazidimeCeftazidime is a 3rd generation cephalosporin which exerts its bactericidal action against both gram positive & gram negative organisms by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis. Ceftazidime inhibits transpeptidase & thus prevents cross linking of bacterial cell wall. Transpeptidase & associated proteins constitute various types of specific binding proteins which have affinity for cephalosporins like Ceftazidime.It is more active against pseudomonas.Pharmacokinets of CeftazidimeAbsorption: Orally not well absorbed & should be given parenterally, Distribution: widely distributed & good CSF penetration, Metabolism: It is not metabolized in the body. Excretion: Excreted mainly through urine & small amount is seen in breast milk.Onset of Action for CeftazidimeSuddenDuration of Action for Ceftazidime8 hoursHalf Life of Ceftazidime1.8 hoursSide Effects of Ceftazidime1.Pain after I.M. injection & thrombophlebitis after I.V. injection.
2.Rashes & allergic manifestation
9.Pseudo membranous colitis
12.Elevated liver enzymes
Contra-indications of Ceftazidime1.Hypersensitivity to the drug or other cephalosporins
2.Never administer along with chloramphenicol.
Special Precautions while taking Ceftazidime1.Renal impairment
2.Those allergic to penicillins
3. Neuromuscular disorders
Pregnancy Related InformationUse with cautionOld Age Related InformationUse with cautionBreast Feeding Related InformationUse with cautionChildren Related InformationMay be used, but arginine containing formulation like ceptaz is contraindicated
Neonates: may be used ,but arginine containing formulation like ceptaz is contraindicated
Indications for Ceftazidime1.Febrile neutropenic patients with haematological malignancies
3.Respiratory tract infections
4.Urinogenital tract infections
5.Bone & Joint infections
8.Skin & wound infections
Interactions for CeftazidimeNo known interaction.Typical Dosage for CeftazidimeAdults: 0.5g to 2gm I.M. or I.V. three times daily.
Children: 30 to 50 mg/kg/day I.M or I.V. three times daily.
Neonates: 30mg/kg I.V. two times daily
Schedule of CeftazidimeHStorage Requirements for CeftazidimeStore in a refrigerator at -20 degree celciousssEffects of Missed Dosage of CeftazidimeTake the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time to take the next dose then skip the missed dose.Effects of Overdose of CeftazidimeSymptoms of over dosage include neuromuscular disorders & some times seizure may get precipitated. Treatment includes removal of drug from the body by dialysis & supportive
Home Delivery for Ceftazidime in Your City
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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for ceftazidime and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for ceftazidime may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.
Please be aware that you should take ceftazidime only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for ceftazidime before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for ceftazidime with the pharmacy.
Ceftazidime is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for ceftazidime might be better known than ceftazidime itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have ceftazidime in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for ceftazidime.