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Tazicef is an antibiotic that is used most often in hospitals or other similar settings. It is given intravenously (through an IV) or by intramuscular injection, usually once every 8 or 12 hours. In many cases, treatment with this drug will continue for a few days after the infection has cleared up. Common side effects include diarrhea, irritation at the injection site, and allergic reactions.
What Is Tazicef?Tazicef® (ceftazidime) is an injectable antibiotic approved for the treatment of a variety of different types of infections. It is given either intravenously (by IV) or intramuscularly (injected into a muscle). The medication is most often used in hospitals or other similar settings.
How Does Tazicef Work?Tazicef belongs to a class of antibiotics known as cephalosporins. Cephalosporins are part of a larger group of medications known as beta-lactam antibiotics (named after the ring-like "lactam" structure of these drugs). Tazicef works by stopping bacteria from making cell walls, which eventually causes the bacteria to die. Cephalosporins are related to penicillins.
- This medication is given by IV or by intramuscular injection, usually once every 8 or 12 hours (perhaps less often if you have kidney disease).
- For serious infections, it is usually best to give this drug by IV, not by intramuscular injection.
- When injected intramuscularly, a large muscle (such as the gluteus maximus) is used.
- Tazicef is often given for a few days after the infection has cleared up. For serious infections, an even longer treatment may be recommended.