Aztreonam (Azactam)

Class of antibiotic > beta-lactam (monobactam) – inhibits the mucopeptide synthesis in bacterial cell walls.  Good activity against susceptible gram-negative bacteria. This antibiotic is sometimes used in patients that are allergic to aminoglycosides (gentamycin, amikacin, tobramycin, etc.)

Dose: 1-2gm IV three times per day.

Administration:  This medication has a very short half-life once mixed, so we attach the vial of medication via a Vial mate or Add-Ease device. The Vial mate or Add-Ease System allows the Vial of medication to be connected to the bag of diluent.  Once activated the contents of the vial is reconstituted and the bag is ready to be infused via gravity drip.