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Ceftazidime

 
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    Ceftazidime
    Fortaz 
     
    Can be used against Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • Mechanism of Action
    • A beta lactam antibiotic that inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis.
    • Pharmacology
    • Crosses the blood brain barrier - useful against meningitis.
    • Microbiology
    • More active against gram negative bacteria (Haemophilus, Enterobacteriaciae), less active against gram positive bacteria and inactive against MRSA. Can be used against Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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