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Review: could Cefazolin cause Anaphylaxis?

Summary: Anaphylaxis is found among people who take Cefazolin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Propofol, and have Anaesthesia.

We study 5,887 people who have side effects while taking Cefazolin from FDA and social media. Among them, 337 have Anaphylaxis. Find out below who they are, when they have Anaphylaxis and more.

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Cefazolin

Cefazolin has active ingredients of cefazolin sodium. It is often used in preventive health care. (latest outcomes from 5,895 Cefazolin users)

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, asthma, high blood pressure, premedication, pain. (latest reports from 28,935 Anaphylaxis patients)

On Jan, 30, 2015: 5,887 people reported to have side effects when taking Cefazolin. Among them, 337 people (5.72%) have Anaphylaxis.

Trend of Anaphylaxis in Cefazolin reports

Time on Cefazolin when people have Anaphylaxis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anaphylaxis100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Cefazolin * :

FemaleMale
Anaphylaxis60.17%39.83%

Age of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Cefazolin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anaphylaxis0.00%1.27%5.73%7.01%19.11%12.74%12.74%41.40%

Severity of Anaphylaxis when taking Cefazolin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Anaphylaxis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anaesthesia (47 people, 13.95%)
  2. Prophylaxis (26 people, 7.72%)
  3. General anaesthesia (16 people, 4.75%)
  4. Hypertension (5 people, 1.48%)
  5. Atrial fibrillation (4 people, 1.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Propofol (70 people, 20.77%)
  2. Cefazolin sodium (55 people, 16.32%)
  3. Diprivan (54 people, 16.02%)
  4. Midazolam hcl (34 people, 10.09%)
  5. Vecuronium bromide (32 people, 9.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I had 2 anaphylactic responses within three weeks of each other and I am looking for a common element. I had taken it before but prn. Then I had rotator cuff surgery and took it while away and reacted within an hr and didn't take one again until yesterday and within an hour I was back in emergency. The only common food factor other then this drug was chicken. I am pursuing, diligently to figure this out.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Was on Cymbalta 30mg for around 3 weeks and was increased to 60mg. Three days after beginning 60mg dosage, I went into Anaphylactic Shock. First my eyes were sensitive to light and I had brain fog. The following day, I thought I was beginning to feel better and in the middle of a store, the right side of my face drew up as if I were having a stroke and tongue swollen out of mouth and airways were blocked. My mother rushed me to the hospital where they diagnosed me with Anaphylactic shock, was in CCU for a couple of days with IVs and several EpiPens later and a couple of days in a regular hospital room with several other shock episodes in between. I almost died.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • since having 2 episodes so far this year which nobody knows what caused them. i suffer with my breathing and have chest pains. i never had these before the shock

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