Active ingredients: cefazolin
What it is used 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.
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
- Lifetime is 2 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A white to off-white lyophilised plug
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient cefazolin
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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