Active Ingredient History

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Ceftazidime is a semisynthetic, broad-spectrum, beta-lactam antibiotic, used especially for Pseudomonas and other gram-negative infections in debilitated patients. Ceftazidime is used to treat lower respiratory tract, skin, urinary tract, blood-stream, joint, and abdominal infections, and meningitis. The drug is given intravenously (IV) or intramuscularly (IM) every 8–12 hours (two or three times a day), with dose and frequency varying by the type of infection, severity, and/or renal function of the patient. Injectable formulations of ceftazidime are currently nebulized "off-label" to manage Cystic Fibrosis, non-Cystic Fibrosis bronchiectasis, drug-resistant nontuberculous mycobacterial infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and post-transplant airway infections. Ceftazidime is generally well-tolerated. When side effects do occur, they are most commonly local effects from the intravenous line site, allergic reactions, and gastrointestinal symptoms. According to one manufacturer, in clinical trials, allergic reactions including itching, rash, and fever, happened in fewer than 2% of patients. Rare but more serious allergic reactions, such as toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and erythema multiforme, have been reported with this class of antibiotics, including ceftazidime. Gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, were reported in fewer than 2% of patients.   NCATS

  • SMILES: CC(C)(O\N=C(/C(=O)N[C@H]1[C@H]2SCC(=C(N2C1=O)C(=O)[O-])C[n+]3ccccc3)\c4csc(N)n4)C(=O)O
  • Mol. Mass: 546.59
  • ALogP: -1.3
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Combination drugs

( avibactam (Avycaz), ceftazidime (fortaz) - other names: avibactam and ceftazidime, zavicefta, ceftazidime-avibactam )
biotum | caz | cefazid | ceftacidin | ceftazidim | ceftazidima | ceftazidime | ceftazidime anhydrous | ceftazidime (arginine formulation) | ceftazidime / avibactam | ceftazidime hydrate | ceftazidime pentahydrate | ceftazidime sodium | ceftazidimum | ceftazidine | ceptaz | fortam | fortaz | fortum | gr-20263 | kefazim | ly-139381 | pentacef | tazicef | tazidime


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