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For patients requiring treatment of infections due to resistant, aerobic Gram-negative bacteria

​​​​​​​ZAVICEFTA® for the treatment of patients with suspected or documented Enterobacteriaceae and P. aeruginosa infection with resistance to ESBLs, KPC & OXA-48 carbapenemases and AmpC enzymes1–4


A broad spectrum, third-generation antipseudomonal cephalosporin with a well characterized efficacy and tolerability profile1,2.


A novel β-lactamase inhibitor, which allows ceftazidime to maintain activity in presence of certain resistance mechanisms1,2.

The combination of ceftazidime and avibactam provides broad spectrum Gram-negative pathogen coverage

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Gram-negative pathogen coverage by indication5-9*





Citrobacter freundii

Enterobacter cloacae

Escherichia coli

Klebsiella oxytoca

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Proteus mirabilis

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Serratia marcescens

*In vitro data indicate that the following species are not susceptible to ZAVICEFTA: Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant strains), anaerobes, Enterococcus spp., Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Acinetobacter spp.

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Identifying patients at risk of MDR Gram-negative infections is vital for appropriate selection of adequate, early antimicrobial therapy to reduce the risk of fatal outcomes10

Read more about patient risk factors in HAP/VAP,cUTI and cIAI


cUTI, complicated urinary tract infection, cIAI, complicated intra-abdominal infection; HAP, hospital-acquired pneumonia; VAP, ventilator-associated pneumonia; MDR, multi-drug resistant; BL/BLI, β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitors; CRE, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae; KPC, Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase; MBL, metallo-β-lactamase; OXA, oxacillinase; ESBL, extended-spectrum β-lactamase; CrCl, creatinine clearance; ELF, epithelial lining fluid; AMR, Antimicrobial Resistance; MIC, minimum inhibitory concentration; EUCAST, European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing;

Prescribing information

Zavicefta (ceftazidime and avibactam) 2g/0.5 g Powder for Concentrate for Solution for Infusion 

Meronem® (meropenem triydrate) IV 1g 

​​​​​​​Meronem® (meropenem triydrate) IV 500mg 

Tazocin® (piperacillin sodium, tazobactam sodium) 2g/0.25g Powder for Solution for Infusion

Tazocin® (piperacillin sodium, tazobactam sodium) 4g/0.5g Powder for Solution for Infusion

Gentamicin (gentamicin sulfate) 40 mg/ml Injection
Legal Category: Prescription Only Medicine (POM)
NHS Price: 5 vial £20.00 
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Ciprofloxacin (ciprofloxacin lactate) 2 mg/ml Solution for Infusion 
Legal Category: Prescription Only Medicine (POM)
NHS Price: 10 bag £200.00
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Amikacin (amikacin sulfate) 500mg/2ml solution for injection
Legal Category: Prescription Only Medicine (POM)
NHS Price: 5 vial pack £60.00
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Tobramycin (tobramycin)
Tobramycin 240mg/6ml solution for injection
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Basic NHS Cost: 1 vial £19.20
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Tobramycin 80mg/2ml solution for injection
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Basic NHS Cost: 5 vial £20.80
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  1. ZAVICEFTA. Summary of Product Characteristics
  2. Liscio JL, et al. Int J Antimicrob Agents 2015;46:266–71
  3. Nicolau DP, et al. J Antimicrob Chemother 2015;70:2862–9
  4. Mazuski JE, et al. Surg Infect 2017;18:1–76
  5. Bassetti M, et al. Exp Rev Anti Infect Ther 2017;15:55–65
  6. Miller BM, et al. Am J Infect Control 2016;44:134–7
  7. De Waele J, et al. Intensive Care Med 2018;44:189–96
  8. Albur M, et al. Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 2016;15:23
  9. Harris AD, et al. Emerg Infect Dis 2007;13:1144–9
  10. Bonine NG, et al. Am J Med Sci 2019;357:102–10
PP-ZVA-GBR-0839. June 2021

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Learn more about the tolerability data of ZAVICEFTA from four Phase III clinical trials.

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Alex Soriano

Infectious Disease Physician at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Spain, summarises key ZAVICEFTA data against other β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitor combinations. He discusses ZAVICEFTA’s in vitro activity and broad-spectrum coverage against MDR P. aeruginosa and Enterobacteriaceae (including Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli and ESBL-producing strains).

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