powder or crystals
~10% sodium carbonate as stabilizer
cell wall synthesis | interferes
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Unfortunately, we do not test Product C3809, Ceftazidime hydrate, for solution stability. However, Chedru-Legros V. et al., Cornea, 29(7),807-11(2010), report 5% solutions of ceftazidime 0.9% sodium chloride can be stored at -20°C for 6 months. Also, Mehta, S. et al., Retina, 31(7),1316-22 (2011), reports single-use polypropylene syringes retain potency, sterility, and stability for 24 weeks when stored at -20°C or -80°C.
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