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How often do you take CAYSTON?

How often do you take CAYSTON?

The dosing of CAYSTON is flexible enough to allow you to fit it into your schedule as long as you take it 3 times a day with at least 4 hours in between each dose.

How is CAYSTON given?

CAYSTON is administered by inhalation using an Altera Nebulizer System. CAYSTON should not be administered with any other nebulizer. CAYSTON should not be mixed with any other drugs in the Altera Nebulizer Handset. CAYSTON is not for intravenous or intramuscular administration.

What is CAYSTON used for?

CAYSTON is a prescription antibacterial medicine used to improve breathing symptoms in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) who have a lung infection due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa). CAYSTON is not for infections caused by other bacteria or viruses, such as the common cold.

How do you give aztreonam IV?

Slowly inject directly into the vein over a period of 3 to 5 minutes. For intravenous infusion: Vials: For each gram of aztreonam add at least 3 mL of Water for Injections Ph.

How do I reconstitute CAYSTON?

2.2 Instructions for CAYSTON Reconstitution Take one amber glass vial containing CAYSTON and one diluent ampule from the carton. To open the glass vial, carefully remove the metal ring by pulling the tab and remove the gray rubber stopper. Twist the tip off the diluent ampule and squeeze the liquid into the glass vial.

What is the clinical indication for the use of aztreonam CAYSTON )?

What is aztreonam (Cayston)? Aztreonam is an antibiotic that fights severe or life-threatening infection caused by bacteria. Aztreonam inhalation is used to improve breathing symptoms in people who have cystic fibrosis and a certain bacteria in their lungs.

How do you mix CAYSTON?

Mix (reconstitute) CAYSTON with the saline only when ready to take a dose. Take 1 amber vial of CAYSTON and 1 ampule of saline from the carton. Separate the saline ampules by gently pulling apart.

What is aztreonam IV used for?

Aztreonam is used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. It is sometimes given with other antibiotics. This medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.

How do I take aztreonam?

Dosing & Uses

  1. Systemic Infections. Moderately severe: 1-2 g IV/IM q8-12hr; not to exceed 8 g/day.
  2. Pseudomonal Infections. 2 g IV/IM q6-8hr; not to exceed 8 g/day.
  3. Urinary Tract Infections. 0.5-1 g IV/IM q8-12hr; not to exceed 8 g/day.
  4. Cystic fibrosis.
  5. Dosing Modifications.
  6. Dosing Considerations.

How do you use a CAYSTON nebulizer?

CAYSTON nebulization time is typically 2-3 minutes,* 3 times a day, at least 4 hours apart. One course consists of taking CAYSTON 3 times a day for 28 days, followed by at least 28 days off CAYSTON, as directed by your doctor. See examples of how to best fit CAYSTON in to your day.

Does CAYSTON need to be refrigerated?

Misconception: Patients need to refrigerate their CAYSTON at all times. Fact: CAYSTON vials and diluent ampules should be stored in the refrigerator at 2 °C to 8 °C (36 °F to 46 °F) until needed.

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