How should I take cefazolin?
Cefazolin is available as a parenteral powder for injection. This medication requires reconstitution with an appropriate diluent prior to administration. It should be administered by a licensed health professional.
How do I store cefazolin?
This product is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store it in the bathroom or the freezer.
Do not use if the printed expiration date has passed, the product seal has been broken, or the product has changed in color, odor, or consistency. Keep reconstituted solutions in the refrigerator (<20°C) for up to 10 days. Do not freeze this product.
There may be different brands of this drug that may have different storage needs. So, it is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush this product down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Additionally, it is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using cefazolin?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you are/have:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Taking any other medicines. This includes any prescription, OTC, and herbal remedies.
- An allergy to any of the ingredients of this product or other antibiotics (e.g. penicillin, cephalosporins)
- Any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
This drug is a pregnancy category B drug. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies using cefazolin in pregnant women, however, animal studies show no risk to the fetus. This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus, as determined by your doctor.