AZTREONAM (Injection) (Injectable)

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AZTREONAM (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

AZTREONAM (Injection) (Injectable)

AZTREONAM (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

AZTREONAM (Injection)

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AZTREONAM (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Aztreonam (AZ-tree-oh-nam) Treats infections caused by bacteria. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics.

When To Not Use AZTREONAM (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to aztreonam.

How Should You Use AZTREONAM (Injection) (Injectable)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • An IM injection is a shot given in your muscle (upper arm, thigh, buttocks). An IV infusion is medicine that is put directly into your body through one of your veins.
  • This medicine should be given by a person trained to give IV or IM medicine, such as a nurse. Sometimes you, a family member, or friend can be taught to give your medicine.
  • If you are getting IV medicine, check the bag to make sure there are no leaks. Also make sure the solution is clear.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Space out evenly the the rest of the doses for that day.
  • If you miss more than one dose, call your doctor for instructions.

Proper AZTREONAM (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store AZTREONAM (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep AZTREONAM (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using AZTREONAM (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking probenecid (Benemid®) or allopurinol (Zyloprim®).

AZTREONAM (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have ever had an allergic reaction to penicillin or any cephalosporin medicine such as Ceclor® or Keflex®.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have kidney or liver disease.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • If this medicine gives you diarrhea, talk to your doctor before you take medicine to stop the diarrhea.

AZTREONAM (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Swelling of the face, throat, or lips
  • Rash or hives
  • Urinating less than one cup in a day
  • Severe diarrhea (watery or bloody)
  • Swelling, pain, or redness near where the IV needle is placed
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild diarrhea
  • Nausea or upset stomach
  • Pain where the IM shot was given

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Akerke, Akerke - 01/13/2014

Very good, very timely post. I'm a Resp. Therapist and I see these retassint types of pneumonia. Lately, they have been in conjunction with H1N1, and although rare, they are very serious. Within the last month, I know of three patients who had to be put on life support for several days to treat this type of pneumonia. I know of at least two other patients currently inhouse, who likely will wind up having to be vented as well.In addition to this retassint form of pneumonia, there are lots of pneumonia cases going around in the middle of summer which is quite unusual. Many of these cases are also quite serious, requiring days of hospitilization and antibiotics. Folks need to get the pneumonia vaccine now before the fall flu season hits.