Kefzol is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) cefazolin. On this page you will find out more about Kefzol, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: cefazolin
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Kefzol 1 g powder for injection, 10 vials
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
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What this medicine is for
The treatment of susceptible gram positisve gram negative infections of the respiratory tract, genitourinary tract, bones and joints, bloodstream (including endocarditis and septicaemia), skin and soft tissue. Appropriate culture and sensitivity studies should be performed. INDICATIONS AS AT 26 July 1995: Kefzol 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. Kefzol is effective in the eradication of streptococci from the nasopharynx; however, data establishing the efficacy of Kefzol 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 Kefzol.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||A white to off-white lyophilised plug|
|Dosage Form||Injection, powder for|
|Route of administration||Intramuscular|
1 X 1g vial: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10 x 1g vials: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||2 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
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Is this medication banned in sport?
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