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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Ceptaz (Overview)

Ceptaz is a third generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What are the side effects of ceftazidime?

What are the side effects of ceftazidime?

Her are they: Watery or bloody diarrhea, which may start while taking the drug or even quite awhile afterwards signs of an allergic reaction, such as: an unexplained rash itching hives redness of the face swelling of the mouth or throat wheezing difficulty breathing. •an immediate allergic reaction (with rash and itching) •headachedizziness •unusual sensations, such as burning, tingling, or pric. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Ceptaz (Overview)

Ceptaz is a third generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Ceftazidime side effects?

See below.: All antibiotics have many potention side effects and toxicities. Ceftazidime is a cephalosporin antibiotic. The most common side effects are nausia, vomitting, diarrhea and allergic reactions. In general cephalosporin antibiotics are well tolerated and are safe to take during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Ceftazidime side effects?

See below.: All antibiotics have many potention side effects and toxicities. Ceftazidime is a cephalosporin antibiotic. The most common side effects are nausia, vomitting, diarrhea and allergic reactions. In general cephalosporin antibiotics are well tolerated and are safe to take during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ceftazidime?

Her are they: Watery or bloody diarrhea, which may start while taking the drug or even quite awhile afterwards signs of an allergic reaction, such as: an unexplained rash itching hives redness of the face swelling of the mouth or throat wheezing difficulty breathing. •an immediate allergic reaction (with rash and itching) •headachedizziness •unusual sensations, such as burning, tingling, or pric. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Fortaz (ceftazidime)?

Can pregnant women take Fortaz (ceftazidime)?

Fortaz (ceftazidime): is FDA Pregnancy Category B. But you should still discuss any medications with your physician. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fortaz (ceftazidime) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Fortaz (ceftazidime) allergy?

Fortaz allergy: Fortaz (ceftazidime) is an antibiotic medication that is used to treat bacterial infections. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/fortaz-drug.htm ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ceptaz (ceftazidime) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Ceptaz (ceftazidime) allergy?

Ceptaz allergy: Ceptaz /ceftazidime (ceftazidime pentahydrate and L-arginine ) is an antibiotic which is given IV or IM. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For possible adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/ceptaz-side-effects-drug-center.htm ...Read more

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Hi Doctor what is the advantage of Ceftazidime over other antibiotics?

Hi Doctor what is the advantage of Ceftazidime over other antibiotics?

Depends what it's : Being used for. In many cases, it may have no advantages. as a 3rd generation cephalosporin, one possible advantage is that is it effective in treat gram neg organisms, particularly pseudomonas. It is a broad spectrum anti-biotic and is used to treat many types of bacterial infections. Administration is IV or IM. if you're being prescribed this anti-biotic, ask u're MD abt advantages in ur case :) ...Read more

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Stronger cephalosporin than ceftriaxone against e coli, maybe cefepime, ceftazidime or cefpirome

Stronger cephalosporin than ceftriaxone against e coli, maybe cefepime, ceftazidime or cefpirome

How sensitive are u?: The strength of an antibiotic is measured by how active it is against a specific organism. For the right bug, plain old penicillin may be the 'strongest'. The most important thing to know is the sensitivity or susceptibilities of your bacteria. If your infection is not responding to ceftriaxone, odds are it is resistant to all cephalosporins. Some remain susceptible to cefepeme but not all. ...Read more

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Is ceftazidime for the treatment of the "pseudomonas infection" in the ear?

Is ceftazidime for the treatment of the "pseudomonas infection" in the ear?

Otitis externa: Pseudomonas is a common cause of swimmer's ear or otitis externa and is usally treated topically, however, in diabetics and some immunocompromised people, the organism invades into the temporal bone of the skull and then is treated with systemic antimicrobials such as ceftazidime. ...Read more

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Are dalacin & ceftazidime the right treatment of the "pseudomonas infection" in the ear?

Are dalacin & ceftazidime the right treatment of the "pseudomonas infection" in the ear?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and ciprodex: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) pills or IV in addition to Cipro (ciprofloxacin)dex ear drops is the preferred treatment in the us. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

Is it free ?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more

Dr. Robert Longfield
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Ceftazidime (Definition)

Ceftazidime is a third generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


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