Although it is a brand-name medication, Tazicef (ceftazidime) itself is often considered a generic drug. However, Tazicef also comes in generic form. The generic versions come in four strengths and are made by companies like Pfizer and Sagent Pharmaceuticals. The FDA has given all of the versions an "AP" rating, which means they are considered equivalent to the brand-name drug.
Can I Buy Generic Tazicef?Tazicef® (ceftazidime) is a prescription medication. It belongs to a group of antibiotics known as cephalosporins. The drug is given by injection (either into a muscle or by IV) and is typically used in hospitals or other similar settings.
Tazicef is made by Sandoz GmbH for Hospira Worldwide, Inc. It is available in generic form. Actually, in some ways, brand-name Tazicef can be considered a generic drug.
In the most technical sense, Tazicef should be considered a generic version of Fortaz®. In fact, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lists Tazicef as a generic version of Fortaz. On a more practical level, Tazicef can also be considered a generic because it is significantly less expensive than Fortaz and is priced similarly to the other generic versions.
Generic Tazicef is available in the following strengths:
- Ceftazidime 500 mg vial
- Ceftazidime 1 gram (1000 mg) vial
- Ceftazidime 2 gram (2000 mg) vial
- Ceftazidime 6 gram (6000 mg) pharmacy "bulk package" vial.
Generic Tazicef is made by various companies, such as:
- Sagent Pharmaceuticals