This product is taken via intravenous injection.
Why is it prescribed?
Cefazolin can be used to treat many types of infections including certain types of pneumonia
- Cefazolin is given as an injection into either a vein or a muscle.
- If you miss an appointment to receive a dose of cefazolin, contact your healthcare professional as soon as possible.
- Cefazolin can cause abnormal blood test results. Your healthcare professional will decide when to perform blood tests and interpret the results.
See other products used in the treatment of •pneumonia •
Your healthcare professional will decide how much Cefazolin for Injection to give you and how often.
Cefazolin is a cephalosporin antibiotic which kills certain types of bacteria. This information will discuss its use in pneumonia.
Side effects may include:
- diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
- stomach cramps, loss of appetite
- rash, itching
- pain, tenderness or a hardened mass at the injection site
- vaginal and anal itching
Do not use Cefazolin:
- you have had an allergic reaction to cefazolin or other cephalosporin antibiotics
Use cefazolin with caution if you:
- have had an allergic reaction to penicillins
- have a history of bowel disease, particularly colitis
- have gallbladder problems
- have kidney problems
Safety in pregnancy: Cefazolin is considered compatible with pregnancy
Safety in breastfeeding: Cefazolin is considered compatible with breatfeeding.