Active ingredients: cefazolin
What it is used for
Cefazolin is indicated in the treatment of the following serious infections due to susceptible organisms:,Respiratory tract infections due to S. pneumoniae, Klebsiella species, H. influenzae, Staph. aureus (penicillin-sensitive and penicillin- resistant), and Group A beta-haemolytic streptococci.,Injectable benzathine penicillin is considered to be the drug of choice in the treatment and prevention of streptococcal infections, including the prophylaxis of rheumatic fever.,Cefazolin is effective in the eradication of streptococci from the nasopharynx; however, data establishing the efficacy of Cefazolin in the subsequent prevention of rheumatic fever are not available at present.,Genitourinary tract infections due to Esch. coli, Pr. mirabilis, Klebsiella species, and some strains of Enterobacter and enterococci.,Skin and skin structure infections due to Staph. aureus (penicillin-sensitive and penicillin- resistant), and Group A beta-haemolytic streptococci and other strains of streptococci.,Bone and joint infections due to Staph. aureus.,Septicaemia due to S. pneumoniae, Staph. aureus (penicillin-sensitive and penicillin-resistant), Pr. mirabilis, Esch. coli and Klebsiella species.,Endocarditis due to Staph. aureus (penicillin-sensitive and penicillin-resistant), and Group A beta-haemolytic streptococci.,Appropriate culture and susceptibility studies should be performed to determine susceptibility of the causative organism to cefazolin.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Intramuscular
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Lifetime is 12 Months.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White or almost white powder filled in 20 ml clear glass vials with grey rubber stoppers sealed with aluminium seal having violet PP disc
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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