A 30-year-old female asked:
i've just had breast lift surgery on wednesday and i've been given sandoz cefuroxime 250 to take for 5 days. is it ok to stop taking them after day 3? they are really hurting my stomach (blood in stool).
4 doctor answers
Dr. Thomas Fiala answered
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Provided you received an IV dose of antibiotics immediately prior to surgery, you don't really benefit from more than an additional 24 to 48 hours worth of oral antibiotics afterwards. Check with your surgeon - but it's probably safe to stop unless you have an active infection.
Answered on Jan 6, 2015
Dr. Jerry Guanciale answered
34 years experience General Surgery
Call your Surgeon: Antibiotics are needed after an extensive surgery like mastopexy. Call your surgeon and explain your symptoms. There are other antibiotics he/she could use and also evaluate you for the symptoms you are experiencing.
Answered on May 6, 2016
Dr. Randy Stevens answered
23 years experience General Surgery
Call office: You underwent a breast lift operation. Your doctor wanted you to take 5 days of antibiotics possibly because there is artificial material inside. To stop the antibiotics could risk infection and the removal of infected material. If you need to stop the antibiotics or change them call the office first. Also talk to pharmacist to see if medication goes better with food.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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