Cefazolin is an antibiotic in the chemical family of cephalosporin. more...
The drug is usually administrated either by intramuscular injection (injection into a large muscle) or intravenous infusion (intravenous fluid into a vein).
Cefazolin is mainly used to treat bacterial infections of the skin. It can also be used to treat moderately severe bacterial infections involving the lung, bone, joint, stomach, blood, heart valve, and urinary tract. It is effective only against infections caused by staphylococci and streptococci species of bacteria. These organisms are common on normal human skin. Resistance to cefazolin is seen in several species of bacteria.
Side effects from cefazolin are not common. Possible side effect includes:
- stomach pain
- upset stomach
Cefazolin is marketed under these tradenames: Ancef®, Cefacidal®, Cefamezin®, Cefrina®, Elzogram®, Gramaxin®, Kefazol®, Kefol®, Kefzol®, Kefzolan®, Kezolin®, Novaporin®, and Zolicef®
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