NCI Drug Dictionary

The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

ceftazidime/avibactam sodium
A combination preparation containing the third-generation cephalosporin ceftazidime and the sodium salt form of avibactam, a non-beta-lactam beta-lactamase inhibitor, with antibiotic and beta-lactamase inhibiting activity, respectively. Upon administration, ceftazidime binds to essential penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) and inhibits cell wall synthesis in certain bacteria. Avibactam binds to and inactivates beta-lactamases, thereby protecting ceftazidime from degradation and increasing ceftazidime’s efficacy. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

ceftazidime-avibactam sodium
US brand name:Avycaz