Cefazolin Sodium

CEFAZOLIN SODIUM- cefazolin sodium solution
B. Braun Medical Inc.

1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE

1.1 Respiratory Tract Infections

Cefazolin for Injection and Dextrose Injection is indicated for the treatment of respiratory tract infections due to Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes in adults and pediatric patients for whom appropriate dosing with this formulation can be achieved [see Dosage and Administration (2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5) and Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].

Limitations of Use

Injectable benzathine penicillin is considered the drug of choice in treatment and prevention of streptococcal infections, including the prophylaxis of rheumatic fever.

Cefazolin for Injection and Dextrose Injection is indicated for the eradication of streptococci from the nasopharynx; however, data establishing the efficacy of cefazolin in the subsequent prevention of rheumatic fever are not available.

1.2 Urinary Tract Infections

Cefazolin for Injection and Dextrose Injection is indicated for the treatment of urinary tract infections due to Escherichia coli , and Proteus mirabilis in adults and pediatric patients for whom appropriate dosing with this formulation can be achieved [see Dosage and Administration (2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5) and Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].

1.3 Skin and Skin Structure Infections

Cefazolin for Injection and Dextrose Injection is indicated for the treatment of skin and skin structure infections due to S. aureus , S. pyogenes , and Streptococcus agalactiae in adults and pediatric patients for whom appropriate dosing with this formulation can be achieved [see Dosage and Administration (2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5) and Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].

1.4 Biliary Tract Infections

Cefazolin for Injection and Dextrose Injection is indicated for the treatment of biliary infections due to E. coli , various isolates of streptococci, P. mirabilis , and S. aureus in adults and pediatric patients for whom appropriate dosing with this formulation can be achieved [see Dosage and Administration (2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5) and Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].

1.5 Bone and Joint Infections

Cefazolin for Injection and Dextrose Injection is indicated for the treatment of bone and joint infections due to S. aureus in adults and pediatric patients for whom appropriate dosing with this formulation can be achieved [see Dosage and Administration (2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5) and Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].

1.6 Genital Infections

Cefazolin for Injection and Dextrose Injection is indicated for the treatment of genital infections due to E. coli , and P. mirabilis in adults and pediatric patients for whom appropriate dosing with this formulation can be achieved [see Dosage and Administration (2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5) and Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].

1.7 Septicemia

Cefazolin for Injection and Dextrose Injection is indicated for the treatment of septicemia due to S. pneumoniae , S. aureus , P. mirabilis , and E. coli in adults and pediatric patients for whom appropriate dosing with this formulation can be achieved [see Dosage and Administration (2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5) and Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].

1.8 Endocarditis

Cefazolin for Injection and Dextrose Injection is indicated for the treatment of endocarditis due to S. aureus and S. pyogenes in adults and pediatric patients for whom appropriate dosing with this formulation can be achieved [see Dosage and Administration (2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5) and Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].

1.9 Perioperative Prophylaxis

Cefazolin for Injection and Dextrose Injection is indicated for perioperative prophylaxis in adults and pediatric patients aged 10 to 17 years old for whom appropriate dosing with this formulation can be achieved [see Dosage and Administration (2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5) and Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].

The perioperative use of Cefazolin for Injection and Dextrose Injection is indicated in adult and pediatric (aged 10 to 17 years old) surgical patients in whom infection at the operative site would present a serious risk (e.g., during open-heart surgery and prosthetic arthroplasty).

The prophylactic administration of Cefazolin for Injection and Dextrose Injection preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively may reduce the incidence of certain postoperative infections in patients undergoing surgical procedures which are classified as contaminated or potentially contaminated (e.g., vaginal hysterectomy, and cholecystectomy in high-risk patients such as those older than 70 years, with acute cholecystitis, obstructive jaundice, or common duct bile stones).

1.10 Usage

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Cefazolin for Injection and Dextrose Injection and other antibacterial drugs, Cefazolin for Injection and Dextrose Injection should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of such data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.

2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

2.1 Important Administration Instructions

If a dose of Cefazolin for Injection and Dextrose Injection is required that does not equal 1 gram or 2 grams, this product is not recommended for use and an alternative formulation of cefazolin should be considered.

Administer Cefazolin for Injection and Dextrose Injection intravenously over approximately 30 minutes.

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