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Tazicef Dosage

When selecting your Tazicef dosage, your healthcare provider will take into account many factors, such as the severity of your infection, your age, and how well your kidneys are functioning. Regardless of the amount you are given, the medicine will either be given intravenously (through an IV) or injected into a muscle -- serious infections typically call for IV administration.

An Introduction to Dosing With Tazicef

The dose of Tazicef® (ceftazidime) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on factors such as:
  • The type and seriousness of the infection being treated
  • Your age
  • Your weight (for children)
  • How well your kidneys are functioning
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Tazicef Dosage for Infections

For adults, the standard recommended dose of Tazicef varies widely, depending on several factors. The usual amounts typically range from 500 mg to 2 grams (2000 mg) every 8 or 12 hours. In general, the more serious the infection, the higher and more frequent the dose. Although Tazicef can be injected into a muscle (intramuscularly) or intravenously (by IV), the IV route is usually best when treating serious infections.
For children, the dose is calculated based on the child's weight. Tazicef is approved for use in young children, even newborns. The drug should be given by IV, not intramuscularly, for children age 12 years and younger. Typical dosages in children range from 30 to 50 mg per kg (about 13 to 23 mg per pound) every 8 or 12 hours.
If your kidneys are not functioning well, your healthcare provider may recommend a lower or less frequent Tazicef dosage.

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