Ceftaz 1gm Injection


Mfr: Cipla


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What CEFTAZ is used for?

It is used to,

  • Community acquired pneumonia
  • Acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis
  • Complicated urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis
  • Soft-tissue infections: cellulitis, erysipelas and wound infections
  • Intra-abdominal infections
  • Prophylaxis against infection in gastrointestinal (including oesophageal), orthopaedic, cardiovascular, and gynaecological surgery (including caesarean section)

Talk to your doctor before taking medicine, if you:

  • Are allergic to Cefuroxime or any of the other ingredients of CEFTAZ
  • Have severe allergic reaction to any other type of betalactam antibiotic (penicillins, monobactams and carbapenems)
  • You are vomiting or have severe diarrhoea
  • Have mild to moderate hearing loss
  • Fungal infections

Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines such as:

  • Oral anticoagulants such as warfarin
  • Other antibiotics such as tetracyclines, macrolides, chloramphenicol, aminoglycoside
  • Probenecid (a medicine for gout and other ailments)
  • Furosemide medicine used to increase urine output (diuretics)
  • Amphotericin used for fungal infections
  • Birth control pills (oral contraceptive pills)
  • CEFTAZ will be given to you by doctor or nurse through the vein
  • The dose and the course of treatment depends on the severity and type of infection
  • Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

    • Severe allergic reaction marked by raised and itchy rash, swelling, sometimes of the face or mouth causing difficulty in breathing
    • Skin rash, which may blister (central dark spot surrounded by a paler area, with a dark ring around the edge)
    • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
    • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
    • Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
    • After the dilution is done it should be used immediately but can be stored at in a refrigerator (2-8°C) for up to 24 hours


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