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As an antibiotic, Fortaz is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It works by preventing bacteria from making cell walls, which are necessary in order for the bacteria to live. This medication can be given through an IV or injected into a muscle, typically once every 8 to 12 hours. Common side effects include irritation at the injection site and diarrhea.
What Is Fortaz?Fortaz® (ceftazidime) is a prescription antibiotic approved for the treatment of a variety of different bacterial infections. It is given either intravenously (by IV) or intramuscularly (injected into a muscle).
- This medication is given by IV or by intramuscular injection, usually once every 8 or 12 hours (perhaps less often if you have kidney disease).
- When injected intramuscularly, a large muscle, such as the gluteus maximus, is used.
- For serious infections, it is usually best to give Fortaz by IV, not by intramuscular injection.
- This antibiotic is often given for a few days after the infection has cleared up. For serious infections, an even longer treatment may be recommended.