Cefazolin Medication Information

Available by prescription only, cefazolin (Ancef®) is a type of antibiotic approved to treat and prevent various types of bacterial infections, including respiratory tract infections, urinary infections, and skin infections, just to name a few.
 
This antibiotic is given intravenously (by IV) into a vein or by intramuscular (IM) injection. It is usually given every 6 to 12 hours. For serious infections, it is usually best to give cefazolin by IV rather than by IM injection. Side effects are possible and may include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
 
Before starting treatment with cefazolin, your healthcare provider will need information on your medical history and any other medications, vitamins, or supplements you are using. He or she will also ask if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, whether you have any kidney problems, and if you are allergic to penicillin.

(For more details on this antibiotic medication, click Ancef. This Web page presents more information, including dosing guidelines, a list of various strengths for the drug, and important safety concerns.)
 
 

Cefazolin Medication Information

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