How to Take Aztreonam and Dose of Aztreonam


Find out how to take Aztreonam (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Aztreonam


How it should be taken  

It is usually administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. Inhalation: Do not administer with any other nebulizer.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

IV/IM -Gram negative infections- 1 to 8 g/day in divided doses depending on severity. Max: 8 g/day.
Urinary tract infection- 0.5 to1 g 8 to12 hours.
IM Cystitis; Gonorrhoea -1 g as a single dose.
Inhalation- 75 mg 3 times daily (at least 4 h apart) for 28 days.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity; lactation

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is monobactam antibiotic, prescribed for serious infections caused by susceptible gram negative bacteria like urinary tract infection, lower respiratory tract infection. It works by killing sensitive bacteria that cause infection. 

Pregnancy Category

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Warnings and Precautions  

Do not use this medication if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials.
Mild diarrhea is common with antibiotic use. However, a more serious form of diarrhea (pseudo membranous colitis) may rarely occur. This may develop while you use the antibiotic or within several months after you stop using it. Contact your doctor right away.
Hypersensitivity to other β-lactams.
Harmful to liver or kidney functions, and pregnancy.

Storage Conditions  

Injection: Once reconstituted, it should be used within 48 hr if stored at 15-30C or 7 days if stored at 2-8C. Do not freeze it.

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