nose and throat infections, Skin and soft tissue infections, Gastrointestinal, biliary and abdominal
infections, Bone and joint infections, Dialysis: Infections associated with hemo and peritoneal
dialysis and with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD).
Dosage & Administration:
sensitivity & type of infections and the age, weight & renal function of the patient. Adults: The adult
dosage range for ceftazidime is 1 to 6 gm per day 8 or 12 hourly (IM/IV) in the majority of
infections, 1 gm 8 hourly or 2 gm 12 hourly should be given. In urinary tract infections and many
less serious infections, 500 mg or 1 gm 12 hourly is usually adequate. In severe infections, especially
immunocompromised patients, including those with neutropenia, 2 gm 8 or 12 hourly should be
administered. When used as a prophylactic agent in prostatic surgery 1gm should be given at the
induction of anesthesia. A second dose should be considered at the time of catheter removal.....