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Consuming alcohol with Zitum IV/IM does not cause any harmful side effects.
Zitum IV/IM is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, t... View More
Zitum IV/IM is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is no... View More
Zitum IV/IM may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Zitum IV/IM should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zitum IV/IM may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Zitum IV/IM should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zitum IV/IM may be needed. Please consult your doctor.... View More
Zitum IV/IM is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of the brain, lungs, ear, urinary t... View More
Uses of Zitum IV/IM
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of Zitum IV/IM
- Allergic reaction
- Injection site reaction
How to use Zitum IV/IM
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Zitum IV/IM works
Zitum IV/IM is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for th... View More
What if you forget to take Zitum IV/IM?
If you miss a dose of Zitum IV/IM, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to yo... View More
- Your doctor has prescribed Zitum IV/IM to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection harder to treat.
- Discontinue Zitum IV/IM and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your st... View More
- Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Zitum IV/IM as it may cause increased side effects.
Pneumonia, Cystic fibrosis, Bacterial septicemia, Meningitis, Peritonitis, Skin and Skin-Structure Infections, Endometritis, Pelvic cellulitis, Respirat... View More
IV/IM Administration IV Direct injection: Inject over 3-5 minutes directly into vein or through tubing of running compatible infusion solution Infusi... View More
Bone & Joint Infections 2 g IV q12hr Gynecologic & Intra-abdominal Infections, Meningitis, Complicated Pneumonia, Life-Threatening Infections 2 g I... View More
Child: IV, IM 90–150 mg/kg/day q8h IV 200–300 mg/kg/day for serious Pseudomonas infection (max 8–12 g/day) q8h
Renal impairment: Loading dose: 1 g; maintenance doses based on CrCl. May need to increase doses by 50% in severe infections. Peritoneal dialysis: Loadi... View More
Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins.
Mode of Action
Ceftazidime binds to one or more of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in ... View More
History of penicillin allergy; severe renal impairment; pregnancy, lactation. Lactation: Drug excreted in breast milk; use with caution
1-10% Transient increases in transaminases (3-9%),Eosinophilia (<7%),Diarrhea (<2%),Immune hypersensitivity reaction (2%),Phlebitis (<2%),Rash (maculop... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: B Lactation: Drug excreted in breast milk; use with caution
May increase nephrotoxicity of aminoglycosides. May diminish therapeutic effect of BCG, typhoid vaccine, Na picosulfate. May increase anticoagulant effe... View More
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