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A healthcare provider may prescribe cefazolin (Ancef®) to treat or prevent certain infections. The medication is used for treating infections caused by certain types of bacteria, and is approved for use in adults and children as young as one month old.
Cefazolin is available in various strengths and is given as an intramuscular (IM) injection or as an intravenous (IV) injection. Your healthcare provider will determine your individual dosage based on your age and weight, the type and severity of the infection, and how well your kidneys are functioning, among other factors.
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