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Aztreonam

Anti-Bacterial Agents
CATEGORIES

Anti-Bacterial Agents


ALIASES

Azactam, Azactam®, Cayston, Aztreo, Aztreonam, Bencipen, Cayston, Primbactam, Trezam, Vebac


SUBSTANCES

aztreonam, aztreonam lysine


ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN: HIGH
A monocyclic beta-lactam antibiotic originally isolated from Chromobacterium violaceum. It is resistant to beta-lactamases and is used in gram-negative infections, especially of the meninges, bladder, and kidneys. It may cause a superinfection with gram-positive organisms. [PubChem]

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HIGH

This substance is an antibiotic (also called, anti-bacterial agent). All antibiotics is suspected to cause antibiotic resistance and we should therefore try to limit releasing it to Nature via our wastewater streams.

Some key facts from WHO

  • Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health. food security, and development today
  • Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.
  • Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process.
  • A growing number of infections – such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhoea, and salmonellosis – are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective.
  • Antibiotic resistance leads to longer hospital stays, higher medical costs and increased mortality.
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