Drug: Cayston (aztreonam (inhalation))

What is aztreonam (Cayston)? Aztreonam is an antibiotic that fights severe or life-threatening infection caused by bacteria.Aztreonam inhalation is used to improve breathing symptoms in people who have cystic fibrosis and a certain bacteria in their lungs. This medication is for use in adults and children who are at least 7 years old.Aztreonam may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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What are the possible side effects of aztreonam (Cayston)? 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 a serious side effect such as:
  • bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing) right after using the medicine; or
  • any new or worsening symptoms.
Less serious side effects may include:
  • mild stomach discomfort, vomiting;
  • cough, sore throat;
  • stuffy nose; or
  • low fever.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect aztreonam (Cayston)? If you use other inhaled medications, you may need to use them in a certain order while using aztreonam inhalation. Ask your doctor for specific instructions about when to use your other medications in relation to your aztreonam inhalation doses.There may be other drugs that can 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 (Cayston)? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

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