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In the US, Ceftazidime (ceftazidime systemic) is a member of the drug class third generation cephalosporins and is used to treat Bacteremia, Bladder Infection, Bone infection, Endocarditis, Endometritis, Febrile Neutropenia, Intraabdominal Infection, Joint Infection, Kidney Infections, Melioidosis, Meningitis, Nosocomial Pneumonia, Otitis Externa, Otitis Media, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Peritonitis, Pneumonia, Pneumonia with Cystic Fibrosis, Sepsis, Septicemia, Sinusitis, Skin and Structure Infection, Skin or Soft Tissue Infection and Urinary Tract Infection.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Cephalosporin

Chemical Name

1-[[(6R,7R)-7-[2-(2-Amino-4-tiazolyl)glyoxylamido]-2-carboxy-8-oxo-5-tia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-en-3-yl]metyl]pyrimidinium hydroxyde, inner salt, 72-(Z)-[O-(1-carboxy-1-metyletyl)oxime]

Foreign Names

  • Ceftazidimum (Latin)
  • Ceftazidim (German)
  • Ceftazidime (French)
  • Ceftazidima (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Ceftazidima (OS: DCIT)
  • Ceftazidime (OS: DCF)
  • CAZ (IS)
  • GR 20263 (IS)
  • Ceftazidime (PH: USP 37)
  • Ceftazidime (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • Ceftazidime Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • Ceftazidime (PH: USP 37)
  • Ceftazidime Hydrate (PH: JP XVI)
  • Ceftazidime Pentahydrate (PH: BP 2015)
  • Ceftazidime pentahydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ceftazidim-Pentahydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ceftazidimum pentahydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • UNII-CMC30V039K (IS)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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