Antimicrobials
Ceftazidime

Ceftazidime

Restricted

High
N/A
$25/day

Spectrum of Activity

Dosing

General Information

Broad gram negative coverage including Pseudomonas, generally used for nosocomial infections including post-neurosurgical meningitis, or other infections based on susceptibilities.

Notable lack of gram positive activity versus other Cephalosporins.

Allergy (immediate and delayed).

Note potential cross-reactivity with aztreonam based on side chain.

Nonformulary agent. Available for cystic fibrosis patients and ocular injections.

Antimicrobial class: 3rd generation Cephalosporin

Pregnancy category: B

Average serum half life: 2 hours

Biliary penetration: Moderate

CSF penetration: Therapeutic

Lung penetration: Therapeutic

Urine penetration: Therapeutic