Cephalosporins (Penicillins and Cephalosporins)

Single infections, Mixed infections, Severe infections in general, Respiratory tract infections, Ear,
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:
Ceftazidime is to be used by the parenteral route, the dosage depending upon the severity,
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.....

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