Doctor insights on: Cefazolin allergy in children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Cefazolin allergy: Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substances /allergens that are often harmless to other people. Cefazolin is an antibiotic. Possible adverse rxns: pruritus, urticaria, angioedema, skin rash, pustular skin eruptions & anaphylactic rxn. Cross-reactivity can occur with Penicillins. ...Read more
When someone has an allergy to ceefazolin (ancef), would cephalothin (keflin) be a safe alternative?
No: They are both cephalosporins.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: The dosage depends both upon weight and the severity of the infection. This is best discussed with your child's pediatrician. ...Read more
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
I have cellulitis since last Wednesday, after 2 cefazolin shots, and oral cefalexin500 &1 day of clindamycin it is better but not well treated. Ideas?
Need more time: You say the area is better so it appears the antibiotics are working. Just give the medicine more time and follow closely with your doctor ...Read more
My physician order kefzol (cefazolin) 600mg available dosage 500mg/1.5ml, what is the quantity administered?
You need: 1.8 ml, for a dose of 600 mg, ...Read more