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Injection route

Cefazolin is used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. This medicine is also given before certain types of surgery to prevent… Read more

Brand names include: Ancef

By injection

Treats or prevents serious infections caused by bacteria. This medicine is a cephalosporin antibiotic… Read more

Brand names include: PremierPro Rx ceFAZolin, ceFAZolin Novaplus

Drug classes About this
1st Generation Cephalosporin, Antibiotic
Combinations including this drug

What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

Prophylactic administration of cefazolin prior to skin incision versus antibiotics at cord clamping in preventing postcesarean infectious morbidity: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

BACKGROUND/AIM: To summarize the published evidence of prophylactic cefazolin for cesarean delivery given before the procedure versus at cord clamping.

Prophylaxis Against Infective Endocarditis: Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Against Infective Endocarditis in Adults and Children Undergoing Interventional Procedures [Internet]

Infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare condition with significant morbidity and mortality. It may arise following bacteraemia in a patient with a predisposing cardiac lesion. In an attempt to prevent this disease, over the past 50 years, at-risk patients have been given antibiotic prophylaxis before dental and certain non-dental interventional procedures.

A cost-effectiveness modelling study of strategies to reduce risk of infection following primary hip replacement based on a systematic review

The model suggested that a particular strategy (systematic antibiotics, antibiotic impregnated cement and conventional ventilation) would prevent many deep infections and save the NHS the most money

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