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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Ancef (Overview)

Ancef is a first generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What amount 25 mg ancef (cefazolin) for a child of 65 lbs?

What amount 25 mg ancef (cefazolin) for a child of 65 lbs?

Cefazolin: Cefazolin (generic Ancef) is a intravenous or intramuscular injection drug only. For a 65 lb kid the dose range is 25-100 mg/kg/day divided into 3-4 doses a day. So each dose administered would be between 750-3000mg, depending on the severity of the infection being treated. There is no oral preparation of this available in the United States. Not sure about rest of the world. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
20 doctors shared insights

Ancef (Overview)

Ancef is a first generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Iv ancef (cefazolin) safe if pregnant?

Iv ancef (cefazolin) safe if pregnant?

Yes: As long as you are not allergic to it. There is a 10% incidence of allergy if you are allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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Monday went to ER. RMQ pain was treated w Ancef Pepcid (famotidine) IV. Abd sono says Hepatomegaly. Does this cause so much pain? Was I misdiagnosed. Pain won't go

Monday went to ER. RMQ pain was treated w Ancef Pepcid (famotidine) IV. Abd sono says Hepatomegaly. Does this cause so much pain? Was I misdiagnosed. Pain won't go

Yes: An enlarged liver can cause pain. The MD was probably thinking Peptic Ulcer Disease and Rx the Ancef/Pepsid. You need to see a Gastroenterologist for the cause of the Hepatomegaly and get a full diagnostic w/u ...Read more

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What is resistence to ancef (cefazolin)?

What is resistence to ancef (cefazolin)?

Ancef (cefazolin) resistance: Resistance to ancef (cefazolin) or any other antibiotic means that the bacterial infection will not respond to this treatment. ...Read more

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What amount 25 mg ancef (cefazolin) for a child of 65 lbs?

Cefazolin: Cefazolin (generic Ancef) is a intravenous or intramuscular injection drug only. For a 65 lb kid the dose range is 25-100 mg/kg/day divided into 3-4 doses a day. So each dose administered would be between 750-3000mg, depending on the severity of the infection being treated. There is no oral preparation of this available in the United States. Not sure about rest of the world. ...Read more

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Please advise! how much 25 mg ancef (cefazolin) for a child of 65 lbs?

Please advise! how much 25 mg ancef (cefazolin) for a child of 65 lbs?

Depends: The dosage depends both upon weight and the severity of the infection. This is best discussed with your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Iv ancef (cefazolin) safe if pregnant?

Yes: As long as you are not allergic to it. There is a 10% incidence of allergy if you are allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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I got 1gm of ancef (cefazolin) IV during surgery. Why?

I got 1gm of ancef (cefazolin) IV during surgery. Why?

This is prophylatic: This is typically standard practice. It is prophylactic. Unless your surgery is infection related, you usually get the one dose prior to surgery, as a safety measure. Unless u have a post op infection you will probably only have the one dose. Be sure to tell the pre op visit anesthesiologt if you have any allergies to any medications. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give 1gm of ancef (cefazolin) IV during surgery?

Is it safe to give 1gm of ancef (cefazolin) IV during surgery?

Yes: Ancef (cefazolin) antibiotic, one gram dosage, is a very commonly used prophylactic antibiotic infused intravenous just before an operation, to help prevent a post-operative infection. ...Read more