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03/09/20

Ceftazidime 2g powder for solution for injection vials

Ceftazidime is indicated for the treatment of the infections listed below in adults and children including neonates (from birth). • Nosocomial pneumonia • Broncho-pulmonary infections in cystic fibrosis • Bacterial meningitis • Chronic suppurative otitis media • Malignant otitis externa • Complicated urinary tract infections • Complicated skin and soft tissue infections • Complicated intra-abdominal infections • Bone and joint infections • Peritonitis associated with dialysis in patients on CAPD. Treatment of patients with bacteraemia that occurs in association with, or is suspected to be associated with, any of the infections listed above. Ceftazidime may be used in the management of neutropenic patients with fever that is suspected to be due to a bacterial infection. Ceftazidime may be used in the peri-operative prophylaxis of urinary tract infections for patients undergoing trans-urethral resection of the prostate (TURP). The selection of ceftazidime should take into account its antibacterial spectrum, which is mainly restricted to aerobic Gram negative bacteria (see sections 4.4 and 5.1). Ceftazidime should be co-administered with other antibacterial agents whenever the possible range of causative bacteria would not fall within its spectrum of activity. Consideration should be given to official guidelines on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

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07/09/20

Ceftazidime 500mg powder for solution for injection vials

Ceftazidime is indicated for the treatment of the infections listed below in adults and children including neonates (from birth). • Nosocomial pneumonia • Broncho-pulmonary infections in cystic fibrosis • Bacterial meningitis • Chronic suppurative otitis media • Malignant otitis externa • Complicated urinary tract infections • Complicated skin and soft tissue infections • Complicated intra-abdominal infections • Bone and joint infections • Peritonitis associated with dialysis in patients on CAPD. Treatment of patients with bacteraemia that occurs in association with, or is suspected to be associated with, any of the infections listed above. Ceftazidime may be used in the management of neutropenic patients with fever that is suspected to be due to a bacterial infection. Ceftazidime may be used in the peri-operative prophylaxis of urinary tract infections for patients undergoing trans-urethral resection of the prostate (TURP). The selection of ceftazidime should take into account its antibacterial spectrum, which is mainly restricted to aerobic Gram negative bacteria (see sections 4.4 and 5.1). Ceftazidime should be co-administered with other antibacterial agents whenever the possible range of causative bacteria would not fall within its spectrum of activity. Consideration should be given to official guidelines on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

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08/09/20

Ceftriaxone 2g powder for solution for injection vials

Ceftriaxone is indicated for the treatment of the following infections in adults and children including term neonates (from birth): • Bacterial Meningitis • Community acquired pneumonia • Hospital acquired pneumonia • Acute otitis media • Intra-abdominal infections • Complicated urinary tract infections (including pyelonephritis) • Infections of bones and joints • Complicated skin and soft tissue infections • Gonorrhoea • Syphilis • Bacterial endocarditis Ceftriaxone may be used: • For treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults • For treatment of disseminated Lyme borreliosis (early (stage II) and late (stage III)) in adults and children including neonates from 15 days of age. • For Pre-operative prophylaxis of surgical site infections. • In the management of neutropenic patients with fever that is suspected to be due to a bacterial infection. • In the treatment of patients with bacteraemia that occurs in association with, or is suspected to be associated with, any of the infections listed above. Ceftriaxone should be co-administered with other antibacterial agents whenever the possible range of causative bacteria would not fall within its spectrum (see section 4.4). Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.