Monday, April 20, 2009


Cefazolin is a bactericidal antibiotic which belong to the cephalosporin group of antibiotics; it is a first generation cephalosporin. Cefazolin is usually administrated either by intramuscular injection or intravenous infusion. It is used in the treatment of infections of the skin, bone, heart, blood, respiratory tract, sinuses, ear, and urinary tract. When it is given before surgery, cefazolin is also useful in preventing infection during surgery.