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Ceptaz Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Ceptaz (ceftazidime) Injection is an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by certain types of bacteria. It is available in generic form. Common side effects of Ceptaz include headache, dizziness, diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain.
The recommended dosage of Ceptaz is 1 gram every 8 to 12 hours. Furosemide, chloramphenicol, Clinitest tablets, Benedict's solution, and Fehling's solution may interact with Ceptaz. Tell your doctor all medications you take. Use caution if you have colitis and take Ceptaz. If you are pregnant only use Ceptaz if clearly needed. Do not take Ceptaz if you are breastfeeding.
Our Ceptaz (ceftazidime) Injection Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Ceptaz FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The following adverse effects from clinical trials were considered to be either related to ceftazidime therapy or were of uncertain etiology. The most common were local reactions following IV injection and allergic and gastrointestinal reactions. No disulfiramlike reactions were reported.
Hypersensitivity Reactions, reported in 2% of patients, were pruritus, rash, and fever. Immediate reactions, generally manifested by rash and/or pruritus, occurred in 1 in 285 patients. Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and erythema multiforme have also been reported with cephalosporin antibiotics, including ceftazidime. Angioedema and anaphylaxis (bronchospasm and/or hypotension) have been reported very rarely.
Gastrointestinal Symptoms, reported in fewer than 2% of patients, were diarrhea (1 in 78), nausea (1 in 156), vomiting (1 in 500), and abdominal pain (1 in 416). The onset of pseudomembranous colitis symptoms may occur during or after treatment (see WARNINGS).
Central Nervous System Reactions (fewer than 1%) included headache, dizziness, and paresthesia. Seizures have been reported with several cephalosporins, including ceftazidime. In addition, encephalopathy, coma, asterixis, neuromuscular excitability, and myoclonia have been reported in renally impaired patients treated with unadjusted dosage regimens of ceftazidime (see PRECAUTIONS: General).
Hematologic: Rare cases of hemolytic anemia have been reported.
Laboratory Test Changes noted during ceftazidime clinical trials were transient and included: eosinophilia (1 in 13), positive Coombs' test without hemolysis (1 in 23), thrombocytosis (1 in 45), and slight elevations in one or more of the hepatic enzymes, aspartate aminotransferase (AST, SGOT) (1 in 16), alanine aminotransferase (ALT, SGPT) (1 in 15), LDH (1 in 18), GGT (1 in 19), and alkaline phosphatase (1 in 23). As with some other cephalosporins, transient elevations of blood urea, blood urea nitrogen, and/or serum creatinine were observed occasionally. Transient leukopenia, neutropenia, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia, and lymphocytosis were seen very rarely.
Postmarketing Experience With Ceptaz (ceftazidime) Products
In addition to the adverse events reported during clinical trials, the following events have been observed during clinical practice in patients treated with CEPTAZ (ceftazidime) and were reported spontaneously. For some of these events, data are insufficient to allow an estimate of incidence or to establish causation.
Renal and Genitourinary: Renal impairment.
Cephalosporin-Class Adverse Reactions: In addition to the adverse reactions listed above that have been observed in patients treated with ceftazidime, the following adverse reactions and altered laboratory tests have been reported for cephalosporin-class antibiotics:
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