The dose of aztreonam injection your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on several factors, including:
- Your age
- Your weight (in children)
- The location and severity of the infection being treated
- The bacteria causing the infection
- How well your kidneys are functioning.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Aztreonam Injection Dosage for more information.)
Aztreonam injection may react with a few other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Aztreonam Injection).
At this time, it is not entirely clear what to expect from an overdose with aztreonam injection. Seek immediate medical attention if you may have used too much of this or any other medication.
(Click Azactam Overdose for more information.)
The vials that contain the medication in powder form should be stored at room temperature, protected from heat. The medication must be mixed with an appropriate liquid, such as sterile water for injection, before use.
Storage recommendations after mixing the medicine depend on the type of liquid used to mix it, and whether the medication is stored refrigerated or at room temperature after mixing. Aztreonam injection will need to be used right away after mixing when mixed with some liquids. Other liquids allow the medication to be stored for up to 48 hours at room temperature or up to seven days refrigerated.
Aztreonam injection also comes in plastic containers that contain the medicine as a premixed solution. Premixed aztreonam injection should be stored in the freezer, and thawed in the refrigerator or at room temperature before use. Once thawed, the medication must be used within 48 hours if kept at room temperature or within 14 days if kept refrigerated. Premixed aztreonam injection should not be refrozen once thawed.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.