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Cefazolin (Cefazolin) - Side Effect Reports to FDA

 
 



This is an index of side effect / adverse reaction reports (a.k.a. adverse event reports) related to Cefazolin and submitted to the FDA during the sample period of about a year. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Reports by Event Outcome

All Cases (126)
Death (13)
Life Threatening Events (27)

Reports by Reaction Type

Drug Rash With Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (17)Anaphylactic Reaction (15)Anaphylactic Shock (9)Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (8)International Normalised Ratio Increased (7)Blood Pressure Decreased (7)Erythema (6)Drug Eruption (5)Urticaria (5)Pyrexia (5)Erythema Multiforme (5)Alanine Aminotransferase Increased (5)

Below are a few examples of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Cefazolin. For a complete list or a specific selection of reports, please use the links above.

Possible Cefazolin side effects in 33 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Turkey on 2012-08-27

Patient: 33 year old male

Reactions: Hypersensitivity, Kounis Syndrome, Acute Coronary Syndrome

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Cefazolin
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Morphine
    Dosage: 2 mg, single
    Indication: Pain



Possible Cefazolin side effects in 33 year old male

Reported by a physician from Turkey on 2012-08-27

Patient: 33 year old male

Reactions: Hypersensitivity, Disease Recurrence, Kounis Syndrome, Rash Erythematous, Condition Aggravated

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Cefazolin
    Indication: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Morphine
    Dosage: single dose
    Indication: Kounis Syndrome

Other drugs received by patient: Methimazole



Possible Cefazolin side effects in 33 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Turkey on 2012-08-21

Patient: 33 year old male

Reactions: Ventricular Hypokinesia, Chest Discomfort, Angina Pectoris, Kounis Syndrome, Chest Pain, Electrocardiogram ST Segment Elevation

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Cefazolin
    Indication: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Other drugs received by patient: Methimazole; Morphine



Possible Cefazolin side effects in female

Reported by a physician from Japan on 2012-08-17

Patient: female

Reactions: Drug Ineffective, Fungal Peritonitis, Liver Disorder

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cefazolin
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Peritonitis

Cefazolin
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Fungal Peritonitis

Micafungin
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Fungal Peritonitis

Other drugs received by patient: Isepamicin; Levofloxacin; Isepamicin; Itraconazole



Possible Cefazolin side effects in 65 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Viet NAM on 2012-08-15

Patient: 65 year old female

Reactions: Diarrhoea, Pyrexia, Peritonitis

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Trisilicate

Cefazolin
    Indication: Peritonitis

Ceftazidime
    Indication: Peritonitis

Dianeal
    Dosage: 3 bags/day
    Start date: 2011-03-01

Dianeal
    Dosage: 1 bag/day

Imodium



Possible Cefazolin side effects in 65 year old male

Reported by a pharmacist from United States on 2012-08-09

Patient: 65 year old male, weighing 83.6 kg (183.9 pounds)

Reactions: Anaphylactic Reaction

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cefazolin
    Dosage: 2 gm once iv
    Start date: 2011-10-28
    End date: 2011-10-28

Piperacillin and Tazobactam
    Dosage: 3.75 gm once iv
    Start date: 2011-10-28
    End date: 2011-10-28



Possible Cefazolin side effects in male

Reported by a physician from France on 2012-08-09

Patient: male

Reactions: Anaphylactic Shock

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Betadine
    Dosage: once/sngle administration
    Start date: 2011-11-28
    End date: 2011-11-28

Cefazolin
    Dosage: once/sngle administration
    Indication: Antibiotic Prophylaxis
    Start date: 2011-11-28
    End date: 2011-11-28

Chirocaine
    Dosage: once/sngle administration
    Indication: Local Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2011-11-28
    End date: 2011-11-28

Midazolam HCL
    Dosage: once/sngle administration
    Indication: Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2011-11-28
    End date: 2011-11-28

Xylocaine
    Dosage: once/sngle administration
    Indication: Local Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2011-11-28
    End date: 2011-11-28

Other drugs received by patient: Xanax



Possible Cefazolin side effects in

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Japan on 2012-08-08

Patient:

Reactions: Premature Baby, Intraventricular Haemorrhage, Foetal Heart Rate Deceleration, Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy, Escherichia Infection, Tachycardia Foetal

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cefazolin
    Dosage: (df transplacental)
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Erythromycin
    Dosage: (df transplacental)
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Ritodrine Hydrochloride
    Dosage: (df transplacental)
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Cefazolin side effects in

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Thailand on 2012-08-08

Patient:

Reactions: Anaphylactic Reaction

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Anesthetics (Anesthetics Nos)
    Dosage: (df)
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Cefazolin
    Dosage: (1 g qid intravenous (not otherwise specified)
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Morphine
    Dosage: (df intravenous (not otherwise specified))
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Cefazolin side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Japan on 2012-08-07

Patient: female

Reactions: Chorioamnionitis, Wound Dehiscence, Intraventricular Haemorrhage, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Pyrexia, Peritonitis, Caesarean Section, Escherichia Test Positive, C-Reactive Protein Increased, Suture Related Complication, Purulence, Premature Delivery, White Blood Cell Count Increased

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cefazolin
    Dosage: (2 g daily)
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Erythromycin
    Dosage: (400 mg daily)
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Ritodrine Hydrochloride
    Dosage: (df)
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Cefazolin side effects in 32 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-08-07

Patient: 32 year old female

Reactions: Dyspnoea, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Throat Tightness, Off Label Use, Caesarean Section, Premature Delivery, Blood Pressure Decreased, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Influenza Like Illness

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Bupivacaine Hydrochloride W / Epinephrine
    Dosage: 1.66 cc
    Indication: Spinal Anaesthesia

Cefazolin
    Indication: Prophylaxis

Cetirizine Hydrochloride
    Indication: Mastocytosis

Cetirizine Hydrochloride
    Indication: Prophylaxis

Dexamethasone
    Indication: Prophylaxis

Diphenhydramine HCL
    Indication: Prophylaxis

Fentanyl
    Indication: Spinal Anaesthesia

Phenylephrine HCL
    Indication: Caesarean Section

Sodium Citrate
    Dosage: 30 cc
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Prophylaxis



Possible Cefazolin side effects in

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-08-07

Patient:

Reactions: Premature Baby, Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Bupivacaine Hydrochloride W / Epinephrine
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Cefazolin
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Cetirizine Hydrochloride

Cetirizine Hydrochloride
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Dexamethasone
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Fentanyl
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Phenylephrine Hydrochloride
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Sodium Citrate
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy



Possible Cefazolin side effects in

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Thailand on 2012-08-07

Patient:

Reactions: Hypotension, Chills, Anaphylactic Reaction, Procedural Complication, Hyperhidrosis, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Paraesthesia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Anesthetics NOS (Anesthetics Nos) (Anesthetics Nos)
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Cefazolin
    Dosage: 1 gm, 4 in 1 d, intravenous (not otherwise specified)
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Morphine
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Cefazolin side effects in female

Reported by a physician from France on 2012-08-06

Patient: female

Reactions: Incorrect Drug Administration Rate, Vomiting, Accidental Overdose

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cefazolin
    Indication: Antibiotic Prophylaxis
    Start date: 2012-07-09
    End date: 2012-07-09

Ketamine HCL
    Indication: Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2012-07-09
    End date: 2012-07-09

Lidocaine
    Indication: Intraoperative Care
    Start date: 2012-07-09
    End date: 2012-07-09

Propofol
    Indication: Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2012-07-09
    End date: 2012-07-09

Other drugs received by patient: Acetaminophen; Remifentanil Mylan; Suprane; Gaviscon



Possible Cefazolin side effects in 23 year old female

Reported by a physician from France on 2012-08-06

Patient: 23 year old female

Reactions: Ventricular Tachycardia, Anaphylactic Shock, Laryngeal Oedema, Cardiac Arrest

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Betadine

Carbocaine
    Indication: Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2012-05-30
    End date: 2012-05-30

Cefazolin
    Indication: Prophylaxis
    Start date: 2012-05-30
    End date: 2012-05-30

Midazolam HCL
    Start date: 2012-05-30
    End date: 2012-05-30

Naropin
    Indication: Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2012-05-30
    End date: 2012-05-30

Sufentanil Citrate
    Dosage: 5, once/single administration
    Start date: 2012-05-30
    End date: 2012-05-30

Other drugs received by patient: Birth Control Pill



Possible Cefazolin side effects in

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Thailand on 2012-08-01

Patient:

Reactions: Anaphylactic Reaction

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Anesthetics (Anesthetics Nos)
    Dosage: (df)
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Cefazolin
    Dosage: (df)
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Morphine
    Dosage: (df intravenous (not otherwise specified))
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Cefazolin side effects in

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Thailand on 2012-07-30

Patient:

Reactions: Anaphylactic Reaction

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Anesthetics NOS (Anesthetics Nos) (Anesthetics Nos)
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Cefazolin
    Dosage: intravenous (not otherwise specified)
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Morphine
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Cefazolin side effects in 30 year old male

Reported by a pharmacist from United States on 2012-07-30

Patient: 30 year old male, weighing 97.2 kg (213.8 pounds)

Reactions: Angioedema, Urticaria, Laryngeal Oedema

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cefazolin
    Dosage: 2 gm other iv
    Start date: 2012-05-09
    End date: 2012-05-09

Rocuronium Bromide
    Start date: 2012-05-09
    End date: 2012-05-09



Possible Cefazolin side effects in 21 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-07-30

Patient: 21 year old male

Reactions: Incorrect Drug Administration Duration, Bone Marrow Failure, Neutropenia, Pyrexia, Leukocytosis, Thrombocytopenia

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cefazolin



Possible Cefazolin side effects in 40 year old female

Reported by a pharmacist from United States on 2012-07-27

Patient: 40 year old female, weighing 105.4 kg (231.9 pounds)

Reactions: Anaphylactic Reaction

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cefazolin

Other drugs received by patient: Calcium Carbonate; Tylenol; Vitamin and Mineral Prenatal Supplement W / Folic Acid CAP; Benadryl; Ferrous Sulfate TAB



Possible Cefazolin side effects in female

Reported by a physician from Japan on 2012-07-23

Patient: female, weighing 60.0 kg (132.0 pounds)

Reactions: Cellulitis, Pancytopenia

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Actemra
    Dosage: dosage is uncertain.
    Indication: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Start date: 2009-02-27

Cefazolin
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2010-06-10

Other drugs received by patient: Onealfa; Famotidine; Prednisolone; Alendronate Sodium



Possible Cefazolin side effects in female

Reported by a physician from France on 2012-07-23

Patient: female

Reactions: Tachycardia, Circulatory Collapse, Erythema

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cefazolin
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Antibiotic Prophylaxis
    Start date: 2011-11-17
    End date: 2011-11-17

Diprivan
    Indication: Induction of Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2011-11-17
    End date: 2011-11-17

Sufentanil Citrate
    Indication: Induction of Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2011-11-17
    End date: 2011-11-17

Tracrium
    Indication: Induction of Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2011-11-17
    End date: 2011-11-17



Possible Cefazolin side effects in 33 year old male

Reported by a physician from Turkey on 2012-07-20

Patient: 33 year old male

Reactions: Chest Discomfort, Rash Erythematous, Troponin I Increased, Hypertension

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Amoxicillin-Clavulanic Acid (NO Pref. Name)
    Dosage: po
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Cefazolin
    Dosage: ;iv
    Indication: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Morphine
    Dosage: 2 mg;x1;iv
    Indication: Pain

Other drugs received by patient: Methimazole



Possible Cefazolin side effects in 33 year old male

Reported by a physician from Turkey on 2012-07-16

Patient: 33 year old male

Reactions: Angina Pectoris, Rash Erythematous, Kounis Syndrome

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Cefazolin
    Indication: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Morphine Sulfate
    Dosage: 2 mg, single
    Indication: Pain

Other drugs received by patient: Methimazole



Possible Cefazolin side effects in 55 year old male

Reported by a pharmacist from United States on 2012-07-05

Patient: 55 year old male, weighing 84.3 kg (185.5 pounds)

Reactions: Angioedema, Pruritus, Wheezing, Cough

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cefazolin
    Indication: Surgery
    Start date: 2012-05-16
    End date: 2012-05-16

Lisinopril
    Indication: Hypertension
    Start date: 2012-05-01
    End date: 2012-05-16



Possible Cefazolin side effects in female

Reported by a physician from France on 2012-07-03

Patient: female, weighing 70.0 kg (154.0 pounds)

Reactions: Ventricular Tachycardia, Cardiac Arrest

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Acetaminophen
    Dosage: 1 gram daily dose
    Indication: Induction of Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2012-04-18
    End date: 2012-04-18

Cefazolin
    Dosage: 2 gram daily dose
    Indication: Premedication
    Start date: 2012-04-18
    End date: 2012-04-18

Droperidol
    Dosage: 1.25 mg daily dose
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2012-04-18
    End date: 2012-04-18

Ephedrine Aguettant
    Dosage: 6 mg daily dose
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2012-04-18
    End date: 2012-04-18

Ketamine HCL
    Dosage: 15 mg daily dose
    Indication: Induction of Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2012-04-18
    End date: 2012-04-18

Midazolam
    Dosage: 1.5 mg daily dose
    Indication: Induction of Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2012-04-18
    End date: 2012-04-18

Nefopam Mylan
    Dosage: 20 mg daily dose
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2012-04-18
    End date: 2012-04-18

Nimbex
    Indication: Induction of Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2012-04-18
    End date: 2012-04-18

Propofol
    Dosage: 170 mg daily dose
    Indication: Induction of Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2012-04-18
    End date: 2012-04-18

Sevoflurane
    Indication: Induction of Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2012-04-18
    End date: 2012-04-18

Sufentanil Renaudin
    Dosage: 50 mcg daily dose
    Indication: Induction of Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2012-04-18
    End date: 2012-04-18

Other drugs received by patient: Carteolol Hydrochloride; Omeprazole; Ibuprofen; Acetaminophen and Tramadol HCL



Possible Cefazolin side effects in 53 year old female

Reported by a physician from France on 2012-07-03

Patient: 53 year old female

Reactions: Anaphylactic Shock, Circulatory Collapse

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cefazolin
    Dosage: iv
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2011-03-13
    End date: 2011-03-13

Diprivan
    Dosage: iv
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2011-03-13
    End date: 2011-03-13

Midazolam HCL
    Dosage: iv
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2011-03-13
    End date: 2011-03-13

Norcuron
    Dosage: iv
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2011-03-13
    End date: 2011-03-13

Sufenta Preservative Free
    Dosage: iv
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2011-03-13
    End date: 2011-03-13



Possible Cefazolin side effects in 23 year old female

Reported by a physician from France on 2012-07-02

Patient: 23 year old female

Reactions: Ventricular Tachycardia, Anaphylactic Shock, Laryngeal Oedema, Cardiac Arrest

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Betadine
    Start date: 2012-05-30

Carbocaine
    Indication: Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2012-05-30
    End date: 2012-05-30

Cefazolin
    Indication: Prophylaxis
    Start date: 2012-05-30
    End date: 2012-05-30

Midazolam HCL
    Start date: 2012-05-30
    End date: 2012-05-30

Naropin
    Indication: Anaesthesia
    Start date: 2012-05-30
    End date: 2012-05-30

Sufentanil Citrate
    Start date: 2012-05-30
    End date: 2012-05-30

Other drugs received by patient: Birth Control Pill



Possible Cefazolin side effects in 26 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Canada on 2012-06-29

Patient: 26 year old female

Reactions: Vomiting, Normal Newborn, Nausea, Pregnancy

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen and Codeine Phosphate

Ampicillin

Cefazolin

Cephalexin

Citalopram Hydrobromide

Clonazepam

Clotrimazole

Diphenhydramine HCL

Docusate Sodium

Doxylamine Succinate

Gentamicin

Ginger

Hydromorphone HCL

Indomethacin

Metoclopramide

Nicotine
    Dosage: formulation: patch

Olanzapine

Oxazepam

Oxycodone HCL

Propranolol

Pyridoxine HCL

Ranitidine

Senna-Mint WAF



Possible Cefazolin side effects in male

Reported by a pharmacist from Japan on 2012-06-26

Patient: male

Reactions: Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Erythema Multiforme, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Adverse event resulted in: death, life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cefazolin
    Dosage: 1 g, 2x/day
    Indication: Pyrexia
    Start date: 2011-12-25
    End date: 2011-12-29

Lipitor
    Dosage: 10 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: LOW Density Lipoprotein Increased
    Start date: 2012-01-13
    End date: 2012-01-21

Plavix
    Dosage: unk
    Start date: 2011-12-14
    End date: 2012-01-18

Promac / JPN /
    Dosage: unk
    Start date: 2012-01-18
    End date: 2012-01-21

Valproate Sodium
    Dosage: 8 ml, 2x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Convulsion
    Start date: 2011-12-14
    End date: 2012-01-21

Other drugs received by patient: Radicut; Doripenem Monohydrate; Fulcaliq; Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate; Amino Acids / Carbohydrates / Minerals / Vitamins,; Furosemide; Ozagrel Sodium; Spironolactone; Citicoline; Allorine

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