ALERT-FDA Drug Shortage-Cefazolin Injection-Antibiotic

The FDA is reporting a drug shortage of Cefazolin Injection
Currently in Shortage
30 November 2018
Therapeutic Categories: Anti-Infective

Shortages due to increased demand

Drug Companies with shortages,

  • Apotex Corp.
  • Braun Medical Inc.
  • Hospira Inc.
  • Sagent Pharmaceuticals
  • West-Ward Pharmaceuticals
  • WG Critical Care


CEFAZOLIN-also known as the brand names: Kefzol and Ancef
Cefazolin is an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It may also be used before and during certain surgeries to help prevent infection. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. (RxList, 2018)

Cefazolin is available under the following different brand names: Kefzol and Ancef

Details on drug shortage doses please see FDA website,

Cefazolin-RxList (2018)