Bristol-Myers Squibb | Azactam (Medication)


Azactram/aztreonam is indicated for adjunctive therapy to surgery in the management of infections caused by susceptible organisms, including abscesses, infections complicating hollow viscus perforations, cutaneous infections, and infections of serous surfaces. Azactram is effective against most of the commonly encountered Gram-negative aerobic pathogens seen in general surgery.

Azactram is given as an injection into a muscle or through a needle placed into a vein by a healthcare provider in a hospital or medical clinic. ...

Side Effect:

Among with its needed effects, Azactam can cause severe side effects such as:an allergic reaction - difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives; watery or bloody diarrhea; fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; confusion, seizure; feeling light-headed, fainting; pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; or nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice. If any of these occur, seek immediately medical care.

The following are other less serious side effects:mild stomach discomfort; warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin; dizziness; numbness, tingling, or burning pain; mild skin rash or itching; vaginal itching or discharge; or pain, swelling, or irritation where the IV needle is placed. If they persist or worsen, call your doctor. ...


Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you are allergic to aztreonam, to other drugs, or if you have any other allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had liver or kidney disease.

Because Azactam can cause dizziness and drowsiness, do not drive and use heavy machinery until you are sure you can perform this activity safely.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor advice. ...