Drug: Azactam (aztreonam (injection))

What is aztreonam (Azactam)? Aztreonam is an antibiotic that fights severe or life-threatening infection caused by bacteria.Aztreonam is used to treat severe infections of the urinary tract, lower respiratory tract, skin, stomach, female reproductive organs, and other body systems.Aztreonam may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

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What are the possible side effects of aztreonam (Azactam)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
  • confusion, seizure (convulsions);
  • feeling light-headed, fainting;
  • pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; or
  • nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Less serious side effects may include:
  • mild stomach discomfort;
  • warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin;
  • dizziness;
  • numbness, tingling, or burning pain;
  • mild skin rash or itching;
  • vaginal itching or discharge; or
  • pain, swelling, or irritation around the IV needle.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect aztreonam (Azactam)? The following drugs can interact with aztreonam. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:
  • amikacin (Amikin);
  • gentamicin (Garamycin);
  • kanamycin (Kantrex);
  • neomycin (Mycifradin, Neo-Fradin, Neo-Tab);
  • streptomycin; or
  • tobramycin (Nebcin, Tobi).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with aztreonam. 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.

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What happens if I overdose (Azactam)? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

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