What Is Aztreonam for Inhalation Solution Used For?

How Does This Medicine Work?

Aztreonam for inhalation solution is an antibiotic that works by killing bacteria. It does this by preventing the bacteria from making their cell walls. Because bacteria need their cell walls to survive, this medicine causes the bacteria to die.
 

Can Children Use It?

Aztreonam for inhalation solution is approved for use in children as young as seven years old. In clinical trials, children were more likely to experience fever during treatment than adults.
 
Aztreonam for inhalation solution has not been adequately studied in children younger than age seven. Therefore, it is unknown whether the drug is safe or effective in these younger children. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using this medication in younger children.
 

Is Aztreonam for Inhalation Solution Used in Older Adults?

Aztreonam for inhalation solution has not been adequately studied in older adults. Therefore, it is not known whether the medicine is safe or effective for older individuals.
 

What About Off-Label Uses?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for treating something other than cystic fibrosis. This is known as an "off-label" use. Aztreonam for inhalation solution may be used off-label to treat bacterial lung infections in people who do not have cystic fibrosis.
 

Aztreonam for Inhalation Solution Information

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