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Fortaz® (ceftazidime) is a prescription drug used to treat bacterial infections such as pneumonia and urinary tract infections (UTIs). This medication can be injected into a muscle (intramuscularly) or given intravenously (by IV). When given intramuscularly, a large muscle, such as the gluteus maximus, is used as the site of the injection. In general, the more serious the infection, the higher and more frequent the dose.
 
(To learn more about choosing the right injection site, click Fortaz Dosage. This article also talks about giving this drug through an IV and explains what to do if you have any questions about your dose.)
 
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