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Ceftazidime

Also known as Fortaz and Ceptaz

Ceftazidime (INN) is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. Like other third-generation cephalosporins, it has broad spectrum activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Unlike most third-generation agents, it is active against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, however it has weaker activity against Gram-positive microorganisms and is not used for such infections. Ceftazidime pentahydrate is marketed under various trade names including Cefzim (Pharco B International), Fortum (GSK), and Fortaz.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $198.89 for an average of 7 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed ceftazidime to treat difficulty breathing, pneumonia, white blood cell disease, and weakness.

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