If you miss your usual dose of aztreonam injection, contact your healthcare provider right away for instructions on what to do. It is very important to try and take this medication as prescribed. Missing doses could increase the chance of developing an infection that is resistant to antibiotic treatment.
This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Azactam).
Aztreonam injection comes in two forms -- as a powder that must be mixed with an appropriate liquid and as a premixed solution. Regular Azactam powder is made by Bristol Myers Squib Company. Premixed Azactam in plastic containers is made by Baxter Healthcare Corporation for Bristol Myers Squib Company.
Neither of these medications is protected by patents. However, only Azactam in powder form is currently available as a generic. Generic Azactam is made by APP Pharmaceutical, a division of Fresenius Kabi USA, and by Bedford Laboratories.
Aztreonam injection comes in the following strengths and forms:
- Powder for injection 1 gram per 15-mL vial
- Powder for injection 2 grams per 15-mL vial
- Premix solution for IV injection 1 gram per 50-mL plastic container
- Premix solution for IV injection 2 grams per 50-mL plastic container.