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The perioperative use of Cefazolin for Injection may also be effective in surgical patients in whom infection at the operative site would present a serious risk (e.g., during open-heart surgery and prosthetic arthroplasty).However, product potency is not adversely affected. Thaw frozen container at room temperature (25°C/ 77°F) or under refrigeration (5°C/41°F). (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION.) To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of ANCEF and other antibacterial drugs, ANCEF should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria.(DO NOT FORCE THAW BY IMMERSION IN WATER BATHS OR BY MICROWAVE IRRADIATION.) Check for minute leaks by squeezing container firmly. Genital Infections (i.e., prostatitis, epididymitis) due to E. When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy.Prior to administration parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration whenever solution and container permit. aureus (including ß-lactamase-producing strains), P. In surgery where the occurrence of infection may be particularly devastating (e.g., open-heart surgery and prosthetic arthroplasty), the prophylactic administration of ANCEF may be continued for 3 to 5 days following the completion of surgery.As with other cephalosporins, reconstituted Cefazolin for Injection, USP tends to darken depending on storage conditions, within the stated recommendations. If there are signs of infection, specimens for cultures should be obtained for the identification of the causative organism so that appropriate therapy may be instituted.