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Ceftazidime Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Ceftazidime is also known as: Ceptaz, Fortaz, Tazicef, Tazicef Novaplus, Tazidime

Ceftazidime Pregnancy Warnings

One uncontrolled study of pregnant women between 19 and 21 weeks gestation has suggested that ceftazidime serum concentrations are approximately 50% those expected in nonpregnant women.

Ceftazidime has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal any evidence of teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Ceftazidime should only be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established.

Ceftazidime Breastfeeding Warnings

Ceftazidime is excreted into human milk in small amounts. Ceftazidime is considered compatible with breast-feeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering ceftazidime to nursing women.

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