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Medicine For Ancef Allergy
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
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 ›
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
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
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
See below: All things are relative. Ancef (cefazolin) is relatively safe although the risk of getting c. Difficile again is real. The risk of surgical wound infection needs to be weighed against the risk of getting c. Difficile again. If you take the ancef (cefazolin) and develop diarrhea get stool checked for c. Difficile again. ...Read more
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
What to do if I have a history of allergic reactions to erythromycin. Will I probably also have a reaction to ancef (cefazolin)?
What happens if a person had c. difficile diarrhea after 7 days of ceftin, (cefuroxime) is it safe to give 1gm of ancef IV during surgery?
Sometimes: There is a small but definite risk of C. Diff infection with Ancef (cefazolin) given prior to surgery. In someone who has had a previous C. Diff infection, I would be careful to weigh the risk and benefit of giving a preop antibiotic to prevent the rare surgical wound infection. This should be discussed with your surgeon because the need for Ancef (cefazolin) prior to surgery is also based upon the type of operation. ...Read more
Hi. My neice is 5yo she has had an UTI for mos and been on everything from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) to ancef can you tell me why?
Pediatric UTIs: I would suggest a visit to a urologist. Recurring uti's in a five year old needs evaluation. ...Read more
Took 1g of Azithromyacin on Thursday for cervicitis. I'm having foot surgery tomorrow and surgeon will give me 2g Ancef (cefazolin). Is this going to be okay?
Pre-op antibiotic.: No problem!Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe but avoid: Most people do not have true allergies to medicines. Some are better described as an intolerance. Antibiotics are important in life, so I would a. Avoid the azithro, b. Get allergy testing for antibiotics from a competent allergy specialist. ...Read more
Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more
Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more
Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more
No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more
OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more
Several choices: The most effective treatment for relief of seasonal allergies are prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, flonase). If symptoms are mild then over the counter zyrtec, claritin, or Allegra can help. It's best to start treating seasonal allergies before the "season" starts. This is a prevention approach. If the above meds haven't controlled symptoms, consider allergy shots. ...Read more