ceftazidime injection (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Fortaz, Tazicef)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you are receiving this medication at a clinic, call your doctor if you miss an appointment for your injection.
What happens if I overdose (Fortaz, Tazicef)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include muscle stiffness, restless feeling, confusion, uncontrolled movement of the hands, seizure, and coma.
What should I avoid while using ceftazidime injection (Fortaz, Tazicef)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking ceftazidime and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
What other drugs will affect ceftazidime injection (Fortaz, Tazicef)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with ceftazidime. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about ceftazidime injection.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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