Were you looking for information about Cefazolin? Cephazolin sodium is a common misspelling of cefazolin sodium.
Available by prescription only, cefazolin (Ancef®) sodium is an antibiotic used for treating and preventing certain bacterial infections. It comes as an injection that is given either slowly into a vein or into a muscle.
Belonging to a group of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics, cefazolin works by stopping bacteria from making cell walls, which causes them to eventually die. Possible side effects include thrush, allergic reactions, and diarrhea.
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