Packaging- 1 Vial of 1g with 10mL Sterile water

Strength- 1000mg

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Aztreonam is used for the treatment of the following infections caused by susceptible Gram-negative microorganisms:

  • Urinary Tract Infections (complicated and uncomplicated), including pyelonephritis and cystitis (initial and recurrent).
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infections, including pneumonia and bronchitis.
  • Septicemia
  • Skin and Skin-Structure Infections, including those associated with postoperative wounds, ulcers, and burns.
  • Intra-abdominal Infections, including peritonitis.
  • Gynecologic Infections, including endometritis and pelvic cellulitis.

Aztreonam is used for adjunctive therapy to surgery in managing infections caused by the susceptible organisms, including infections of serous surfaces, infections complicating hollow viscus perforations, abscesses, and cutaneous infections. Aztreonam is effective against the most of the commonly encountered Gram-negative aerobic pathogens seen in the general surgery.

Dosage and Side Effects

The dosage range of aztreonam injection is 1 to 8 g daily in equally divided doses. The standard dose is 3 to 4 g daily. The maximum recommended dose is 8 g daily. Aztreonam can be administered intravenously or by intramuscular injection. The dosage and route of administration should be determined by the susceptibility of the causative organisms, severity and site of infection, and condition of the patient.

Commonly reported side effects in patients treated with aztreonam injection include: vomiting, rash, nausea, diarrhea, injection site reactions (pain, swelling, and redness).

Warning and Precautions

  • Do not use the preparation aztreonam 1gm in patients with hypersensitivity to it or any other component in the formulation.
  • In patients with drug aztreonam and impaired hepatic or renal function, apt monitoring is recommended during therapy.
  • If an aminoglycoside is considered concurrently with aztreonam uses, renal function should be monitored due to the potential nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity of aminoglycoside antibiotics. Counseled patients that antibacterial drugs including aztreonam 1gm should only be used in order to treat bacterial infections. They’re not for treating viral infections (eg, the common cold).
  • Use of aztreonam 1 gm injection is restricted in pregnancy. This medicine crosses the placenta and enters the foetal circulation.
  • Aztreonam may excreted in breast milk. Lactating mothers should refrain from breastfeeding during the course of therapy.


What is Aztreonam?

Aztreonam specifically is an antibiotic that fights against severe/life-threatening infection caused by bacteria. It is aimed to treat severe infections of the urinary tract, blood, lower respiratory tract, skin, stomach, or female reproductive organs. 

How should Aztreonam be administered?

The aztreonam antibiotic is administered by an injection or drip into a vein or into a muscle in the buttock or thigh.
Where can I buy Aztreonam?

You can buy Aztreonam from any authorized whole-seller after getting a prescription from a qualified doctor. It is always better to check the credential of the whole-seller/supplier/exporter before buying the product. The buyer should check the existing law in their home country before importing the product.