ceftazidime / avibactam

This medicine is authorised for use in the European Union.


Zavicefta is an antibiotic used in adults and children aged 3 months and older to treat the following infections:

  • complicated (difficult to treat) infections of the tissues and organs in the belly (intra-abdominal infections);
  • complicated (difficult to treat) infections of the urinary tract, including pyelonephritis (kidney infection);
  • infections of the lungs caught in hospital (hospital-acquired pneumonia), including ventilator-associated pneumonia (pneumonia caught from a ventilator, a machine that helps a patient to breathe).

Zavicefta can also be used for infections of the blood (bacteraemia) associated with any of the above infections.

Zavicefta can be used in adults and children aged 3 months and older for infections caused by aerobic Gram-negative bacteria (types of bacteria) when other treatments might not work.

Zavicefta contains the active substances ceftazidime and avibactam.

This EPAR was last updated on 27/09/2023

Authorisation details

Product details
Agency product number
Active substance
  • avibactam sodium
  • ceftazidime pentahydrate
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
  • ceftazidime
  • avibactam
Therapeutic area (MeSH)
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial
  • Soft Tissue Infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code
Additional monitoringAdditional monitoring

This medicine is under additional monitoring, meaning that it is monitored even more intensively than other medicines. For more information, see Medicines under additional monitoring.

Publication details
Marketing-authorisation holder
Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union
Contact address
Operations Support Group
Ringaskiddy, County Cork

Product information

22/04/2022 Zavicefta - EMEA/H/C/004027 - IB/0029

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Pharmacotherapeutic group

Antibacterials for systemic use

Therapeutic indication

Zavicefta is indicated in adults and paediatric patients aged 3 months and older for the treatment of the following infections:

  • Complicated intra-abdominal infection (cIAI)
  • Complicated urinary tract infection (cUTI), including pyelonephritis
  • Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), including ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP)

Treatment of patients with bacteraemia that occurs in association with, or is suspected to be associated with, any of the infections listed above.

Zavicefta is also indicated for the treatment of infections due to aerobic Gram-negative organisms in adults and paediatric patients aged 3 months and older with limited treatment options.

Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

Assessment history

Changes since initial authorisation of medicine

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