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AZACTAM 1gm Injection Vial

Aztreonam:1g/vial | Other inhibitors of cell wall synthesis

Manufactured / Marketed By : GSK Product Form : InjectionPack Size : VialIngredients : Aztreonam:1g/vialGeneric Category : Other inhibitors of cell wall synthesis

How it works

AZACTAM 1gm Injection Vial works by killing bacteria.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for AZACTAM 1gm Injection Vial

  • Chest discomfort
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • Rash

Uses of AZACTAM 1gm Injection Vial

What is it prescribed for?

  • Urinary Tract Infection

    This medicine is used in the treatment of infections of the urinary tract caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella species, etc.

  • Gynecological infections

    This medicine is used in the treatment of gynecological infections such as pelvic inflammatory disease (infection of reproductive organs), endometritis (inflammation of the endometrium), etc. caused by bacteria such as E.Coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter species, Proteus mirabilis, etc.

  • Intraabdominal Infection

    This medicine is used in the treatment of intraabdominal infections including peritonitis caused by E.Coli, Klebsiella species, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Citrobacter species, Serratia species, etc.

  • Skin and Skin Structure Infection

    This medicine is used for the treatment of skin and skin structure infections such as cellulitis, wound infections, etc. caused by bacteria such as E.Coli, Proteus mirabilis, Enterobacter species, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, etc.Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

    This medicine is used in a combination with cilastatin for the treatment of lower respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia, acute bronchitis, etc. caused by bacteria such as E.Coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Haemophilus influenzae, Enterobacter species, etc.

  • Bacterial infections

    This medicine is used for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible bacterial species. These infections may include osteomyelitis, bone and joint infections, septicemia, etc.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 hour of an intravenous or intramuscular push and 1.5 hours of intravenous infusion.

  • Duration of Effect

    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to AZACTAM 1gm Injection Vial or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

General Warnings
  • Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea

    Antibiotic therapy will cause an imbalance in the normal microbial flora of the large intestine, which may promote the growth of a bacteria called Clostridium difficile and you may experience severe diarrhea as a result. Report any such incidence to the doctor on priority and avoid usage of this medicine in such cases.

  • Renal impairment

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of an impaired kidney function due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • Drug resistance

    Usage of this medicine without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that are drug resistant.

  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)

    This medicine has rarely been known to cause toxic epidermal necrolysis, a potentially life-threatening skin disorder. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Since this medicine is administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinic or hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

  • Overdose

    Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinic setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Live cholera vaccine severe
  • Dicumarol moderate
  • Anisindione moderate
  • Ethinyl Estradiol moderate
  • Warfarin moderate
  • Entecavir moderate
Disease interactions
  • severe

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having a history of gastrointestinal diseases, particularly colitis, since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any incidence of severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood in stools, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

General Instructions

This medicine should be administered only by a qualified healthcare professional. Inform the doctor if you have a known history of allergy to this medicine. Report to the doctor all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions before receiving this medicine. Report any undesired side effects to the doctor immediately.

Other details

  • Usage does not depend on food timings
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • Does not cause sleepiness

References

Additional Information:

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver AZACTAM 1gm Injection Vial. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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