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Ceftazidime, an antibiotic, is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is typically given in hospitals or other similar settings. The medication is administered in one of two ways: intravenously (through an IV) or intramuscularly (injected into a muscle). As with any medication, side effects are possible. Some of the most common ones include irritation at the injection site and diarrhea.
What Is Ceftazidime?Ceftazidime (Fortaz®, Tazicef®) is a prescription antibiotic approved for the treatment of a variety of different types of infections. It is given either intravenously (by IV) or intramuscularly (injected into a muscle).
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, ceftazidime can cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
- Irritation at the injection site
- Allergic reactions