Ceftolozane-tazobactam: When, how and why using it?

Rev Esp Quimioter. 2021 Sep;34 Suppl 1:35-37. doi: 10.37201/req/s01.10.2021. Epub 2021 Sep 30.


Ceftolozane-tazobactam is currently the most active antipseudomonal agent, including multidrug-resistant extensively drug-resistant strains. Tazobactam provides additional activity against many extended-spectrum beta-lactamases Enterobacterales. Ceftolozane-tazobactam is formally approved for complicated urinary tract infection, complicated intra-abdominal infection, and hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia. The clinical and microbiological success is over 70-80% in many series. However, resistant mutants to ceftolozane-tazobactam have been already described. Combination therapies with colistin or meropenem could be among the strategies to avoid the resistance emergence.

PMID:34598422 | DOI:10.37201/req/s01.10.2021