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Tazicef ADD-Vantage

Generic name: ceftazidime (injection) [sef-TAY-zi-deem]
Brand names: Fortaz, Tazicef, and Tazicef ADD-Vantage
The class of drug: third-generation cephalosporins

What is Ceftazidime?

Ceftazidime is a cephalosporin (SEF is a low-spore) antibiotic that can be used to treat various types of bacterial infections, including serious or life-threatening ones. Ceftazidime can also be employed for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effect of Ceftazidime

Take immediate medical attention when you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergy (hives and itching, sensation of being lightheaded, wheezing or having difficulty breathing, swelling of your throat or face) or an extreme skin reaction (fever and sore throat, eye burning, ache, as well as a red or purple itching, blisters, and peeling).

Tazicef's ADD-Vantage could result in severe adverse consequences. Consult your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • intense stomach pains; diarrhea that is bloody or watery (even if it's months after the previous dose);
  • Skin that is pale, yellowed, or pale deep colored, thirsty, or weak;
  • hallucinations, confusion, extreme weakness;
  • muscles that are involuntary;
  • seizure (blackout or convulsions); or
  • A cold sensation, discoloration, or skin changes on your fingers.

Common adverse cosequences of Tazicef ADD-Vantage could include:

  • allergic reaction;
  • numbness, tingling, or burning pain;
  • headache, dizziness;
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or
  • symptoms of signs of symptoms of a fungal disease—sores or white spots in your throat or mouth The symptoms of a fungal infection include vaginal itching, discharge, or vaginal

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Ceftazidime can trigger serious or even life-threatening allergies. Consult your physician if you suffer from an allergy or reaction to antibiotics, specifically penicillin.

Before taking this medication

Ceftazidime could cause dangerous allergic reactions. You should not make use of Tazicef's ADD-Vantage in the event that you've suffered a severe reaction to an antibiotic, for example:

  • cefadroxil, cefdinir, cefoxitin, cefprozil, ceftriaxone, cefuroxime, cephalexin, Keflex, Omnicef, and others;
  • avibactam and relebactam; sulbactam, vaborbactam, and many others;
  • amoxicillin (Amoxil, Augmentin, Moxatag), ampicillin, dicloxacillin, and oxacillin penicillin, among others.

Inform your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • the presence of an allergic reaction to any medication (especially penicillin)
  • kidney disease;
  • Liver disease;
  • bleeding issues as well as
  • if you are malnourished.

Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

How to take ceftazidime?

Follow the directions on the prescription label and go through all medication guides or instruction sheets. Follow the medication precisely as directed. Ceftazidime is instilled into a vein. If you take this medicine at home, consult your physician or pharmacist if you do not know how to apply an injection.

Make an injection when you're ready to administer it. Inform your pharmacist if the medicine appears to have changed color or contains particles. Don't reuse needles or syringes. Put them in an impervious to puncture "sharps" container and dispose of it according to the laws of your state or municipality. Keep it out of the reach of pets and children. This medication can alter the outcomes of certain tests. Be sure to inform any doctor treating you that you're taking ceftazidime. Use this medicine even if symptoms rapidly improve. Inadequate doses can make your disease immune to medications. Ceftazidime does not treat a virus (the flu or a common cold). The IV bag should be kept in a refrigerator and used within three days. Don't freeze it.

Remove the bag from the refrigerator and allow it to get to room temperature before using. The medication must be consumed within 12 hours from the time it is at ambient temperature.


What happens if I miss a dose?

Utilize the medicine as soon as you can; however, take a break from your missed dose if it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at once. If you're receiving this medication in a clinic, you should contact your doctor if you don't make an appointment to receive your injection.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms may include muscle stiffness, uncontrolled muscle movements, seizures, or coma.

What should be avoided?

The use of antibiotics can cause diarrhea. Consult your physician if you suffer from diarrhea that is swollen or bloody.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications may interact with ceftazidime. These include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your doctor all other medications you take.