Brand name: Cephazolin (DBL) TM
Active ingredients: cefazolin
What it is used for
Cephazolin Sodium Injection is indicated in the treatment of the following serious infections due to susceptible organisms: 1. 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. Cephazolin Sodium is effective in the eradication of streptococci from the nasopharynx; however, data establishing the efficacy of cephazolin sodium in the subsequent prevention of rheumatic fever are not available at present 2. Gentinourinary tract infections due to Esch. coli, Pr. mirabilis, Klebsiella species and some strains of Enterobacter and enterococci. 3. Skin and soft-tissue infections due to Staph. aureus (penicillin-sensitive and penicillin-resistant) and group A beta-haemolytic streptococci and other strains of streptococci. 4. Bone and joint infections due to Staph. aureus. 5. Septicaemia due to S. pneumoniae, Staph. aureus (penicillin-sensitive and penicillin- resistant), Pr. mirabilia, Esch. coli and Klebsiella species. 6. 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 cephazolin sodium.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
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- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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A white or slightly yellow powder
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This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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For the active ingredient cefazolin
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