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Cefazolin

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Synonym(s): Cephazolin


Introduction

Name

  • Cefazolin Na.

Class of drug

  • First generation cephalosporin antibiotic.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Bacteriostatic agents
  • The bactericidal activity of cephalosporins may be affected by the concomitant use of bacteriostatic agents (eg erythromycin   Erythromycin  , tetracycline   Tetracycline  ).
    Loop diuretics
  • (eg frusemide   Furosemide  or amphotericin   Amphotericin B  )
  • There may be an increased risk of nephrotoxicity; monitor renal function.
    Probenecid
  • Probenecid reduces the excretion of cephalosporins.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant B (1999) 3rd edn. BSAVA, UK.
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