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Zerbaxa Side Effects

Generic Name: ceftolozane / tazobactam

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug ceftolozane / tazobactam. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Zerbaxa.

For the Consumer

Applies to ceftolozane / tazobactam: intravenous powder for solution, powder iv (infusion)

As well as its needed effects, ceftolozane / tazobactam may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking ceftolozane / tazobactam, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

More common:
  • Fever
Less common:
  • Blurred vision
  • confusion
  • convulsions
  • decreased urine
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • dry mouth
  • increased thirst
  • irregular heartbeat
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle pain or cramps
  • nausea or vomiting
  • numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  • pale skin
  • rash
  • sweating
  • troubled breathing with exertion
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Rare
  • Abdominal or stomach cramps or pain
  • arm, back, or jaw pain
  • bloating
  • bloody urine
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • chest tightness or heaviness
  • constipation
  • creamy white, curd-like patches in the mouth or throat
  • decreased frequency or amount of urine
  • diarrhea
  • dry, red, hot, or irritated skin
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • hives or welts, itching skin
  • increased thirst
  • lower back or side pain
  • pain when eating or swallowing
  • severe constipation
  • severe vomiting
  • swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs
  • weight gain
Incidence not known:
  • Abdominal or stomach tenderness
  • cough
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • severe abdominal or stomach cramps and pain
  • watery and severe diarrhea, which may also be bloody

Minor Side Effects

Some ceftolozane / tazobactam side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common:
  • Headache
Less common:
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  • fear or nervousness
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • stomach discomfort or upset
  • trouble sleeping
Rare
  • Flushed, dry skin
  • fruit-like breath odor
  • increased hunger
  • increased urination
  • unexplained weight loss

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ceftolozane / tazobactam: intravenous powder for injection

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Atrial fibrillation, hypotension,
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Tachycardia, angina pectoris[Ref]

Dermatologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Urticaria[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain,
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Ileus, gastritis, abdominal distension, dyspepsia, flatulence, ileus[Ref]

Hematologic

Common (1% to 10%): Anemia, thrombocytosis[Ref]

Hepatic

Common (1% to 10%): AST/ALT increased[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Common (1% to 10%): Rash[Ref]

Immunologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Oropharyngeal candidiasis, fungal urinary tract infection[Ref]

Local

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Infusion site reactions[Ref]

Metabolic

Common (1% to 10%): Hypokalemia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hyperglycemia, hypomagnesemia, hypophosphatemia[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dizziness
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Ischemic stroke[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Pyrexia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Increased serum gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT), increased serum alkaline phosphatase, positive Coombs test, venous thrombosis[Ref]

Psychiatric

Common (1 to 10%): Insomnia, anxiety[Ref]

Renal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Renal impairment, renal failure[Ref]

Respiratory

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dyspnea[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Zerbaxa (ceftolozane-tazobactam)." Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc, Lexington, MA.

It is possible that some side effects of Zerbaxa may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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