Brand name(s): Azactam
Proper Use of This Medicine
To help clear up your infection completely, aztreonam must be given for the full time of treatment, even if you begin to feel better after a few days. Also, this medicine works best when there is a constant amount in the blood or urine. To help keep the amount constant, aztreonam must be given on a regular schedule.
The dose of aztreonam will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of aztreonam. Your dose may be different if you have kidney disease. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
- For injection dosage form:
- Adults and children 16 years of age and older: 1 to 2 grams injected slowly into a vein over a twenty- to sixty-minute period. This is repeated every six to twelve hours.
- Children up to 16 years of age: Dosage is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor.
Last Revised: 03/23/1999
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