Treatment Tips for Ceftazidime
Considerations to keep in mind during treatment with ceftazidime include the following:
- This medication is given by IV or by intramuscular injection, usually once every 8 or 12 hours (perhaps less often if you have kidney disease).
- When injected intramuscularly, a large muscle (such as the gluteus maximus) is used.
- This antibiotic is often given for a few days after the infection has cleared up. For serious infections, an even longer treatment may be recommended.
- If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with ceftazidime, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.