More Info on Ceftazidime Indications

How Does Ceftazidime Work?

Ceftazidime is a cephalosporin antibiotic. Cephalosporins are part of a larger group of medications known as beta-lactam antibiotics (named after the ring-like "lactam" structure of these drugs). Ceftazidime works by stopping bacteria from making cell walls, which eventually causes the bacteria to die. Cephalosporins are related to penicillins.

Can Children Use It?

Ceftazidime is approved for use in children, even in newborns. Because the dosage used in children is based on weight, it is important that your healthcare provider has an accurate weight for your child. It may be best to actually weigh the child, since a child's weight frequently changes.

Is Ceftazidime Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than treating the infections discussed in this article (this would be known as an "off-label" use). Using ceftazidime to treat other types of infections or to prevent any type of infection would be off-label uses. For instance, the medication is sometimes used off-label to prevent surgical infections.

Ceftazidime Drug Information

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