Bacterial infections are caused by the invasion and proliferation of harmful bacteria in the body. These infections can affect various parts of the body, leading to discomfort, illness, and in some cases, severe health complications. Cefazolin sodium, the key component of Kefzole IM/IV Inj 1gm 1Vial, is a potent antibiotic that is effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria.
Healthcare providers often prescribe Kefzole IM/IV Inj 1gm 1Vial to address infections in diverse areas of the body, including the respiratory system, urinary tract, skin, and soft tissues. It works by inhibiting the growth and multiplication of bacteria, thereby enabling the immune system to combat the infection more effectively.
Adults and Children
Adults: 1-2 grams every 6-8 hours.
Children: 25-50 mg/kg body weight every 6-8 hours.
- Kefzole IM/IV Inj 1gm 1Vial can be given by injection into a muscle (intramuscularly) or into a vein (intravenous). The dosage will vary depending on the infection being treated and the patient's age and weight.
- Kefzol IM/IV Inj 1gm 1Vial should not be taken by people who are allergic to cefazolin or other cephalosporin antibiotics. It should also not be taken by pregnant women or breastfeeding women.
- The dosage of Kefzole IM/IV Inj 1gm 1Vial will vary depending on the infection being treated and the patient's age and weight. Please follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
Kefzole Injection Uses
Kefzol injection can be used to treat the following infections:
- Skin and soft tissue infections
- Bacterial pneumonia
- Bacterial meningitis
- Bacterial endocarditis
- Bacterial urinary tract infections
- Bacterial infections of the bones and joints
- Bacterial infections of the bloodstream
- Bacterial infections of the heart valves
- Bacterial infections of the stomach and intestines
- Bacterial infections of the ears, nose, and throat
- Bacterial infections of the eyes
Kefzole injection can cause some side effects, including:
Common side effects
- Redness at the injection site
Less common side effects
- Allergic reactions
- Kidney problems
- Liver problems
- Blood clotting problems
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a serious skin reaction)
- Toxic epidermal necrolysis (a serious skin reaction)
If you experience any of these side effects, stop taking Kefzol injection and talk to your doctor.
Kefzol injection can interact with a number of other medications, including:
- Blood thinners: Kefzol injection can increase the risk of bleeding when taken with blood thinners such as warfarin and heparin.
- Diuretics: Kefzol injection can increase the risk of kidney problems when taken with diuretics such as furosemide.
- Aminoglycoside antibiotics: Kefzol injection can increase the risk of hearing loss when taken with aminoglycoside antibiotics such as gentamicin.
- Antibiotics that work against fungi: Kefzol injection can decrease the effectiveness of antibiotics that work against fungi such as fluconazole.
- Corticosteroids: Kefzol injection can increase the risk of kidney problems when taken with corticosteroids such as prednisone.
- Medications that suppress the immune system: Kefzol injection can increase the risk of infection when taken with medications that suppress the immune system such as cyclosporine.
If you are taking any of these medications, talk to your doctor before taking Kefzol injection. Your doctor may need to adjust your dosage or monitor you more closely for side effects.
When does Kefzole injection begin to work?
Kefzole injection typically initiates its action within a few hours of administration. However, the complete therapeutic effects of the medication may require a few days to manifest fully.
What is the recommended duration of Kefzole injection treatment?
The duration of Kefzole injection treatment is determined by the type and severity of the infection. Generally, it is prescribed for a span of 7 to 10 days to effectively combat most infections. Yet, in cases like bacterial meningitis, an extended treatment period might be necessary for optimal results.
Who should not take Kefzole injection?
Kefzole injection should not be taken by people who are allergic to cefazolin or other cephalosporin antibiotics. It should also not be taken by pregnant women or breastfeeding women.