Azenam (250 mg) 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. 

Drug information on Azenam (250 mg) (Aztreonam) from Aristo Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Azenam (250 mg)

Aristo Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic : Aztreonam
1 Vial
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Medical Condition(s) for which Azenam (250 mg) may be prescribed

Abdominal Pain
Cystic Fibrosis

Side effects of Azenam (250 mg)

  Central Nervous System: Injection- Seizures, confusion, vertigo, tingling, dizziness.

  Skin: Inhalation- Rash.

Injection- Rash.

  Eye and ENT: Inhalation - Nasal congestion, pharyngolaryngeal pain.

  Gastrointestinal: Inhalation - Abdominal pain, vomiting.

Injection - Diarrhea, nausea, pseudomembranous colitis, vomiting.

  Local: Inflammation of vein after IV administration, pain/swelling at IM injection site.

  Respiratory: Inhalation - Cough, wheezing, asthma.

Injection- Difficulty in breathing.

  Miscellaneous: Inhalation Chest discomfort, fever. Injection - Fever.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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.

How to use Azenam (250 mg)?

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

When is Azenam (250 mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity; lactation

Warnings and Precautions for Azenam (250 mg)

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.

Other Precautions for Azenam (250 mg)

Avoid long-term use, otherwise it will cause secondary infection.

Storage Conditions for Azenam (250 mg)

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

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