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Fortaz® (ceftazidime) is an antibiotic given by injection, either into a muscle or by IV. This medication is typically used to treat serious or potentially serious infections, such as:
- Lower respiratory tract infections, such as pneumonia
- Skin and skin structure infections
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs, such as bladder infections or kidney infections)
- Bloodstream infections.
Fortaz is approved for both children and adults. Although the drug is generally well tolerated, it is not suitable in every situation, and there are many safety issues to be aware of before starting treatment. To help ensure your safety with Fortaz, inform your healthcare provider about your medical history and any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and herbal supplements.
(For more information on this medication, click Fortaz. This full-length article explains how it works, what to expect during treatment, how long treatment lasts, and more.)