Ceftazidime- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugCeftazidime is an Anti-Infective drug 
Mechanism of Action 
Indications1. Ceftazidime is used for
Infections are due to sensitive bacteria,
especially those due to Pseudomonas spp. and including those resistant to
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms INJECTION
Contraindications1. Cephalosporin hypersensitivity
Precautions1. Penicillin sensitivity
2. Renal impairment
3. lactation
4. False-positive urinary glucose
5. False-positive Coombs’ test
6. Pregnancy
Adverse Effects 1. Diarrhoea
2. Nausea
3. Vomiting
4. Abdominal
5. Discomfort
6. Headache
7. Antibiotic-associated colitis
8. Allergic reacons including rashes,
pruritus, urticaria
9. Serum sickness-like reaction
10. Toxic epidermal necrolysis reported
11. reversible interstitial nephritis
Pregnancy Category B

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