Aztreonam Injection Side Effects

While most of the people who use aztreonam injection tolerate the medicine well, side effects are possible and may include nausea, diarrhea, and reactions at the injection site. There are also some problems that are more serious and should be reported to a healthcare provider, including watery or bloody diarrhea, confusion, or any type of rash.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Aztreonam Injection

As with any medicine, aztreonam injection (Azactam®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with this drug. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Serious Aztreonam Injection Side Effects

Some side effects of aztreonam injection are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Persistent or severe pain, swelling, discomfort, or redness at the site of your injection
  • Watery, bloody, or severe diarrhea, which could occur during or even after you stop using the medication
  • A skin rash of any kind, as aztreonam injection can cause a life-threatening skin reaction
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
  • Seizure
  • Confusion
  • Vaginal discharge, itching, or burning
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Blood in the urine
  • Black or tarry stool
  • Small red or purple spots on the skin
  • Chest pain
  • Unexplained fatigue or weakness
  • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • A numb tongue
  • Signs of an allergic reaction to aztreonam injection, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 

Aztreonam Injection Information

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