Ceftazidime for Injection for dogs, cats, and reptiles.
(Sef-taz-i-deem) – 3rd Generation Cephalosporin for dogs, cats, and reptiles.
Ceftazidime injection is a 3rd generation cephalosporin that has the potential to be useful in treating gram-negative bacterial infections with respects to susceptible Enterobacteriaceae as well as Pseudomonas aeruginosa in dogs, cats, and reptiles.
As part of Specialty Veterinary Pharmacy’s inventory control program you can now purchase Ceftazidime one vial at a time. There is no need to purchase a dozen vials just so they can set on your shelf and collect dust. This service will help you free up vital cash that can be used for more important things like equipment and staff.
Your patient may experience pain when administering Ceftazidime intro-muscular. Subcutaneous injection may produce less pain.
There has been some reports of gastrointestinal adverse effects when given to canines subcutaneously.
Other names: Ceptaz®, Fortaz® and Tazicef®
For Intravenous or Intramuscular Use
Each vial contains Ceftazidime Pentahydrate equivalent to 1 gram of Ceftazidime and 118 mg of Sodium Carbonate (Sodium content is approximately 54 mg or 2.3 mEq per gram of Ceftazidime activity).
Important: This vial is under reduced pressure. Addition of diluent generates a positive pressure. Before reconstituting, see Instructions for Reconstitution. To prepare IM solution, add 3 mL of an approved diluent. To prepare IV solution, add 10 mL of Sterile Water for Injection.
Usual Dosage: See prescribing information for dosage and administration.
Prior to reconstitution: Store at 20º to 25°C (68º to 77ºF) (See USP Controlled Room Temperature). Protect from light.
After reconstitution: Properly reconstituted solution of Ceftazidime are stable for 12 hours at room temperature or 3 days if refrigerated (5°C). Slight yellowing does not affect potency.
Specialty Veterinary Pharmacy does not make any claims of efficacy for this medication. These medications are not an FDA approved item, but are compounded in a licensed pharmacy.