• What type of medicine is this?

    • Aztreonam is an antibacterial medication used to treat life-threatening infections. It works by killing bacteria in your blood or tissue.

      It is available as an injection. You can only get this medication when it is prescribed by your healthcare provider.

    • What is the medicine used for?

    • Aztreonam is an antibacterial medicine. It is used to treat bacterial infections in the body. It comes in form of an injection and can be given before or after a surgical operation.

    • How to take this medicine?

      • Aztreonam comes in the form of powder for injections for your healthcare provider to dissolve in water for injection.
      • Your healthcare provider will slowly inject the solution into your veins or muscles. Usually over 20 - 60 minutes.
      • Your healthcare provider will choose how it should be administered to you. They will mainly consider the type of infection you have and how severe the condition is.
      • You should take aztreonam injection for as long as your healthcare provider recommends. This makes it suitable for use in treating long-term bacterial infections.
    • What are the side-effects?

    • Side-effects that you may experience when you use this medicine include:

      • Vomiting or feeling of vomiting.
      • Watery stools.
      • Stomach pain.
      • Irritation at the site of the injection.

      In severe cases, you may experience:

      • Itching.
      • Skin rash if you are allergic to this medicine.
      • Blood in your pooh.
    • What to know before taking this medicine?

      • Inform your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using this medicine.
      • If you are using other medicines, including herbal drinks, inform your healthcare provider about them.
      • If you have other medical conditions, inform your healthcare provider before using this medicine.