Specifically, Azactam is designed to treat infections caused by a group of bacteria known as Gram-negative bacteria. Azactam should only be used to treat infections that are known to be or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria that are susceptible to the drug.
(Click Azactam Uses to learn more about other approved uses for this medication and to find out how Azactam works for these various conditions.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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