Monobactam

Aztreonam 2 h) is the first member of this class of p-lactam antibiotic. It is active against Gramnegative organisms including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis and gonorrhoeae. Aztreonam is used to treat septicaemia and complicated urinary tract infections, Gram-negative lower urinary tract infections and gonorrhoea.

Adverse effects include reactions at the site of infusion, rashes, gastrointestinal upset, hepatitis, thrombocytopenia and neutropenia. It appears to have a remarkably low risk of causing p-lactam allergy, and may be used with caution in some penicillin-allergic patients.

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Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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