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) https://www.rxlist.com/consumer_cefazolin_kefzol_ancef/drugs-condition.htm