This page contains brief details about the drug , it's indication, dosage & administaration, mechanism of action, related brands with strength, warnings and common side effects.

Background and Date of Approval

Ceftriaxone + tazobactam is approved for medical use to treat bacterial infections (respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin, bone, and joint infections.

Mechanism of Action of undefined

This medication blocks the synthesis of the bacterial cell wall by binding to its proteins; tazobactam inhibits all beta-lactamases produced by bacteria to raise resistance against beta-lactam antibiotics. In this way, it kills the bacteria and prevents infection.

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Ceftriaxone + tazobactam treats bacterial infections. It is used for treating lower respiratory tract infections and community, pneumonia, acute bacterial otitis media, skin infections, urinary tract infections, uncomplicated gonorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial septicemia, bone and joint infections, intra-abdominal infections, bacterial meningitis. It is also used in peri-operative prophylaxis to treat the infection associated with surgery.

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Ceftriaxone + tazobactam is available as a 1.125gm injection. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking the tablet if your doctor advises you to stop.

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Inform your doctor if you have a gastrointestinal disorder before using the medicine. You will be recommended to monitor the prothrombin time if you have a patient with a hepatic disorder or malnutrition. Children with hyperbilirubinemia should be cautious before using the medicine.


Children with hyperbilirubinemia should be cautious before using the medicine. Consult your doctor if you are planning to get pregnant or think you may be pregnant while breastfeeding. Ceftriaxone + tazobactam tablets are contraindicated to pregnant women and harmful to the unborn female baby. It is recommended to consult your doctor if you have any kidney or liver impairment before administering the medicine.

Side Effects

The common side effects that are experienced while you are on the treatment with ceftriaxone + tazobactam are diarrhea, constipation, nausea, abnormalities in white blood cells, changes in liver functions, and rash. Consult your doctor immediately if you feel any allergic reaction (Sudden swelling of the face, throat, lips, or mouth).

Word Of Advice

Your doctor will recommend you monitor your liver function and blood count to avoid the complications caused by the drug. Drink enough water and take electrolytes to overcome water loss during diarrhea. Avoid eating junk foods, which may increase the vomiting sensation.

Frequently Asked Question


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  2. Wockhardt UK Ltd, Electronic medicines compendium (EMC), [Revised on June 2022] [Accessed on Nov 2023],
  3. Pfizer, Inc., US Food and Drug Administration, [Revised on April 2022], [Accessed on Nov 2023], label (


The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice; it is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to determine if you can receive this treatment.