SEF tay zi deem
What is this drug used for?
• It is used to treat bacterial infections.
Frequently reported side effects of this drug
• Injection site irritation
Other side effects of this drug: Talk with your doctor right away if you have any of these signs of:
• Abnormal movements
• Extra muscle movement
• Dark urine
• Yellow skin or eyes
• Change in amount of urine passed
• Not able to pass urine
• Sore throat
• Severe loss of strength and energy
• Clostridioides (formerly Clostridium) difficile–associated diarrhea like abdominal pain or cramps, severe diarrhea or watery stools, or bloody stools.
• Signs of a significant reaction like wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Medication Safety Issues
CefTAZidime may be confused with ceFAZolin, cefepime, cefoTEtan, cefOXitin, cefTRIAXone
Ceptaz may be confused with Septra
Tazicef may be confused with Tazidime
Ceftim [Portugal] and Ceftime [Thailand] brand names for ceftazidime may be confused with Ceftin brand name for cefuroxime [U.S., Canada]; Cefiton brand name for cefixime [Portugal]
Storage and Stability
Vials: Store intact vials at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F). Protect from light. Refer to manufacturer’s labeling for specific storage instructions for reconstituted solution and solution further diluted for IV infusion (varies by diluent).
Duplex container: Store unactivated containers at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F). Protect from light. Do not freeze. Unactivated duplex containers with foil strip removed from the drug chamber must be protected from light and used within 7 days at room temperature. Once activated, must be used within 12 hours if stored at room temperature or within 3 days if stored under refrigeration.
Premixed frozen solution: Store at -20°C (-4°F). Thawed solution is stable for 8 hours at room temperature or for 3 days under refrigeration; do not refreeze.
Central nervous system: Seizure
Dermatologic: Pruritus, skin rash
Endocrine & metabolic: Increased gamma-glutamyl transferase, increased lactate dehydrogenase
Hematologic & oncologic: Agranulocytosis, eosinophilia, leukopenia, lymphocytosis, neutropenia, positive direct Coombs test (without hemolysis), thrombocythemia, thrombocytopenia
Hepatic: Increased serum alkaline phosphatase, increased serum ALT, increased serum AST
Hypersensitivity: Hypersensitivity reactions
Local: Inflammation at injection site, injection site phlebitis
Renal: Increased blood urea nitrogen, increased serum creatinine