Azactam

Azactam treats certain types of bacterial infections. Inform your doctor if you have any new diarrhea while receiving this medication.

Azactam Overview

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Azactam is a prescription medicine used to treat certain bacterial infections. Azactam is in a class of drugs called monobactam antibacterials. It interferes with the growth of bacterial cells and causes them to die.

This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) or muscle (IM) by a healthcare professional.

Common side effects of Azactam include nausea, vomiting, and irritation or discomfort at injection site.

 

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  • Bacterial Infections
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Uses of Azactam

Azactam is a prescription medicine used to treat certain bacterial infections.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacists for more information.

 

 

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Side Effects of Azactam

Common side effects of Azactam include:

  • discomfort or irritation at site of injection
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • rash

Tell your doctor if you have any new or worsening symptoms while taking Azactam. Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Azactam. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Azactam Interactions

No significant drug interactions have been identified. However, you should tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Not all drug interactions are known or reported and new drug interactions are continually being reported.

 

Azactam Precautions

  • It is common to feel better early in the course of therapy, but you should take all of your medication as prescribed. Skipping doses or not completing the full course of therapy may (1) decrease the effectiveness of the immediate treatment and (2) increase the likelihood that bacteria will develop resistance and will not be treatable by Azactam or other antibacterial drugs in the future.
  • Diarrhea is a common problem caused by antibiotics. This should stop once the antibiotic is discontinued. Sometimes after starting treatment with antibiotics, watery and bloody stools (with or without stomach cramps and fever) can occur even as late as 2 or more months after having taken the last dose of the antibiotic. If this occurs, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
  • Severe allergic reactions. Stop your treatment with Azactam and call your doctor right away if you have any symptoms of an allergic reaction, including:
    • Rash or swelling of your face
    • Throat tightness
  • Do not take Azactam if you are allergic to it or to any of its inactive ingredients.
  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any other medications, especially antibiotics, before taking Azactam. There might be a small risk taking Azactam if you have had an allergic reaction to particularly an antibiotic in the past.
 

Azactam Food Interactions

Medicines can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Azactam there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving Azactam.

 

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Before taking Azactam, tell your doctor if you:

  • are allergic to any antibiotics
  • have liver or kidney problems
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Talk to your doctor about the best way to breastfeed your baby if you take Azactam.

Tell your doctor about all the medicine you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.


Azactam and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

This medication falls into category B. There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with Azactam. In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.

 

Azactam and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. The active ingredient in Azactam can pass into breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best way to breastfeed your baby if you take Azactam. 

Azactam Usage

This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) or muscle (IM) by a healthcare professional.

Azactam Dosage

Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The dose your doctor recommends may be based on the susceptibility of the bacteria, severity and site of infection, and the condition of the patient.

 

Azactam Overdose

If Azactam is administered by a healthcare provider in a medical setting, it is unlikely that an overdose will occur. However, if overdose is suspected, seek emergency medical attention.

 

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