What You Need to Know About Ceftazidime

Dosing Information

The dose of this medication your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on various factors, such as:
  • Your age
  • Your weight
  • The type and seriousness of the infection being treated
  • How well your kidneys are functioning
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
(Click Ceftazidime Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Ceftazidime can potentially react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Ceftazidime).

What If I Receive an Overdose?

An overdose of this medication can cause serious problems, such as seizures or a coma. If you think you have been given too much ceftazidime, alert the medical staff immediately.
(Click Ceftazidime Overdose for more information.)

How Should Ceftazidime Be Stored?

Ceftazidime comes in vials of the dry medication (to be mixed) or in premixed containers. Unmixed ceftazidime vials should be stored at room temperature. Premixed ceftazidime containers should be frozen until use. They can be thawed at room temperature or under refrigeration (do not thaw in warm water or in a microwave).

Generic Availability

This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Fortaz or Generic Tazicef).

Ceftazidime Drug Information

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