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Aztreonam

By

Brian J. Werth

, PharmD, University of Washington School of Pharmacy

Last full review/revision Jul 2020| Content last modified Jul 2020
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Aztreonam is commonly used to treat people who are allergic to some beta-lactam antibiotics and is used in combination with other antibiotics to treat certain antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Most bacteria have an outer covering (cell wall) that protects them. Like the other beta-lactam antibiotics, aztreonam works by preventing bacteria from forming this cell wall, resulting in death of the bacteria.

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Use of Aztreonam During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Drugs Mentioned In This Article

Generic Name Select Brand Names
AZACTAM
MONUROL
FLAGYL
FURADANTIN, MACROBID, MACRODANTIN
BACTROBAN
CLEOCIN
No US brand name
CUBICIN
CILOXAN, CIPRO
BAXDELA
FACTIVE
LEVAQUIN
AVELOX
ZITHROMAX
No US brand name
BIAXIN
ERY-TAB, ERYTHROCIN
OCUFLOX
DIFICID
DALVANCE
ORBACTIV
VIBATIV
No US brand name
VANCOCIN
GENOPTIC
No US brand name
No US brand name
ZEMDRI
No US brand name
TOBI, TOBREX
TINDAMAX
ZYMAR
DORIBAX
INVANZ
MERREM
FORTAZ, TAZICEF
No US brand name
ANCEF, KEFZOL
ZYVOX
KEFLEX
SIVEXTRO
BACIIM
No US brand name
No US brand name
SYNERCID
CEFOTAN
MEFOXIN
No US brand name
CEFTIN, ZINACEF
MYCOBUTIN
RIFADIN, RIMACTANE
PRIFTIN
XIFAXAN
No US brand name
No US brand name
SUPRAX
CLAFORAN
No US brand name
No US brand name
No US brand name
VIBRAMYCIN
XERAVA
MINOCIN
NUZYRA
ACHROMYCIN V
SULFAMYLON
AMOXIL
BLEPH-10
No US brand name
No US brand name
No US brand name
NALLPEN IN PLASTIC CONTAINER
BACTOCILL IN PLASTIC CONTAINER
TYGACIL
PRIMSOL
AZULFIDINE
BACTRIM, SEPTRA
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