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Fortaz Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ceftazidime injection (Fortaz)?
- What are the possible side effects of ceftazidime injection (Fortaz)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ceftazidime injection (Fortaz)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using ceftazidime injection (Fortaz)?
- How should I use ceftazidime injection (Fortaz)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Fortaz)?
- What happens if I overdose (Fortaz)?
- What should I avoid while using ceftazidime injection (Fortaz)?
- What other drugs will affect ceftazidime injection (Fortaz)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Fortaz)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you are receiving this medication at a clinic, call your doctor if you miss an appointment for your injection.
What happens if I overdose (Fortaz)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include muscle stiffness, restless feeling, confusion, uncontrolled movement of the hands, seizure, and coma.
What should I avoid while using ceftazidime injection (Fortaz)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking ceftazidime and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
What other drugs will affect ceftazidime injection (Fortaz)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin);
- diuretics (water pills) such as furosemide (Lasix); or
- an antibiotic such as amikacin (Amikin), gentamicin (Garamycin), kanamycin (Kantrex), neomycin (Mycifradin, Neo-Fradin, Neo-Tab), streptomycin, or tobramycin (Nebcin, Tobi).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with ceftazidime. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about ceftazidime injection.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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