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Dr. Margaret Bash
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Cefazolin (Overview)

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


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How does cefazolin work to fight disease?

How does cefazolin work to fight disease?

Cell wall synthesis : All penicillins and cephalosporins act by damaging cell wall synthesis in bacteria causing cell death. This is why they work best against rapidly multiplying populations of bacteria. They are less effective against stationary phase bacteria. ...Read more

Dr. Margaret Bash
128 doctors shared insights

Cefazolin (Overview)

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


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Since i'm allergic to penicillin, I was prescribed cefazolin, but i'm terrified of needles. Can I take pills instead?

Since i'm allergic to penicillin, I was prescribed cefazolin, but i'm terrified of needles. Can I take pills instead?

Pen/cephalosporins : It depends . First of all, the first choice substitute antibiotic for a penicillin-allergic person is not a cephalosporin, especially a first-generation one like cephazolin. There is a small chance you will be allergic to the cephazolin, and giving it parenterally is much more dangerous than orally. The type of infection you have determines what antibiotics you can use. Ask your doctor for options. ...Read more

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How does cefazolin work to fight disease?

Cell wall synthesis : All penicillins and cephalosporins act by damaging cell wall synthesis in bacteria causing cell death. This is why they work best against rapidly multiplying populations of bacteria. They are less effective against stationary phase bacteria. ...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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How does cefazolin work as antibiotic?

How does cefazolin work as antibiotic?

Beta lactams: Antibiotics like cefazolin and penicillins have a beta-lactam ring in their structure which interferes with synthesis of bacterial cell wall and aids in activation of enzymes which then help to destroy the bacteria. ...Read more

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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

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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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Am I allergic to cefazolin if I had nausea?

Am I allergic to cefazolin if I had nausea?

No: Allergyto mess can cause nausea in general but there areany reason for nausea and unless you had documented precious allergy having nausea dose not mean you have allergy to cefazolin. ...Read more

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Kefzol (cefazolin) 500 mg/5 ml. Why you would administer ?

Kefzol (cefazolin) 500 mg/5 ml. Why you would administer ?

Cefazolin: This first generation cephalosporin antibiotic can be used for numerous bacterial infections, but many organisms have developed resistance. It is also a standard of use as a prophylactic antibiotic during surgery. ...Read more