Treatment of the following infections in adults and children, including infants: nosocomial pneumonia; respiratory tract infections in patients with cystic fibrosis; bacterial meningitis; chronic otitis media; malignant otitis media; complicated urinary tract infections; complicated infections of the skin and soft tissues; complicated infections of the abdominal cavity; infections of bones and joints; peritonitis associated with dialysis in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Treatment of bacteremia that occurs in patients as a result of any of the above infections. Ceftazidime can be used to treat patients with neutropenia and fever resulting from bacterial infection. Ceftazidime can be used to prevent infectious complications in prostate surgery (transurethral resection). When prescribing ceftazidime, its antibacterial spectrum, mainly directed against gram-negative aerobes, should be taken into account (see “Application Features” and “Pharmacological Properties”). Ceftazidime should be used with other antibacterial agents if it is expected that the number of microorganisms that have caused the infection do not fall within the spectrum of ceftazidime. The drug should be prescribed according to existing official guidelines for the prescription of antibacterial agents.