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Buy Generic Cefazolin Online

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GENERIC ALTERNATIVE LISTING - Cefazolin
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CEFAZOLIN (CEFAZOLIN)

Cefazolin Description

Cefazolin is an injectable drug that is prescribed to treat bacterial infections such as strep throat, tonsillitis, and skin or urinary tract infections. You may start receiving Cefazolin injectible intravenously in hospital or be instructed on the proper way to administer this medicine intramuscularly at home.

Cefazolin generic is from the cephalosporin family and works similar to the penicillins. For those that have sensitivity or allergy to penicillin, your doctor may recommend a cephalosporin such as Cefazolin. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

How Cefazolin Takes Care of Bacteria

When administered as directed, Cefazolin disrupts the synthesis of a substance called peptidoglycan which bacteria need to build their cell walls so they can grow and multiply. Without this layer, the cell walls break down and the contents leak out and outside substances can enter. Cefazolin is most effective during the time that the bacteria are trying to build their cells.

It’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions regarding the dosage and the time period indicated to assure Cefazolin has dealt with all of the bacteria, even though you may think or feel you are better.

Conditions Treated by Cefazolin

Group A Streptococcus is the most common cause of bacterial throat infections such as strep throat. This infection is contagious and can be passed on to others, usually from coughing where droplets of saliva can become airborne. You may notice white patches at the back of your throat that indicate the presence of pus.

Urinary tract infections are fairly common among women. This condition may occur when bacteria enter the urethra and travel into the urinary tract and into the bladder or kidneys. People that require catheters are especially susceptible to bacteria. Your doctor may also recommend Cefazolin to prevent a bacterial infection before or after undergoing any surgical procedures.

Before Administering Cefazolin

Ask your doctor if Cefazolin is safe to use if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. Cefazolin is considered to be compatible with breast feeding as only small amounts are excreted into mother’s milk but this should be discussed with your doctor if you are nursing.

Tell your doctor about other medical conditions or allergies you have and provide information about any OTC or Rx products you are taking, including vitamin supplements or herbal preparations. This will help to identify any known interactions that may occur by adding Cefazolin.

Proper Use of Cefazolin

Do not reuse any needles or syringes and ask your doctor or pharmacist how to properly dispose of them after use. Until you are sure how your body will react to Cefazolin, avoid performing any tasks that may be considered risky, including driving a vehicle or operating machinery. Keep all medications out of children’s reach and never share them with anyone else.

Possible Side Effects of Cefazolin

  • Redness or pain at the injection site
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Headache
  • Drop in blood pressure (hypotension)

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