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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: Ancef (cefazolin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Ancef (cefazolin) allergy?

Ancef: Ancef (cefazolin) is a cephalosprin antibiotic. Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substance that are harmless to most. Reactions may be mild to severe.
For potential adverse reactions see: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/ancef-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cefazolin sodium allergy?

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

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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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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

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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?

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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Is IV ancef (cefazolin) safe before surgery for those with a history of c. Difficile diarrhea?

Is IV ancef (cefazolin) safe before surgery for those with a history of c. Difficile diarrhea?

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

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If you are allergic to ancef (cefazolin) can you take azithromycin?

If you are allergic to ancef (cefazolin) can you take azithromycin?

Yes: Allergy to ancef (cefazolin) is not predictive of an allergy to azithromycin. They are in totally separate classes of drugs. ...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 to do if I have a history of allergic reactions to erythromycin. Will I probably also have a reaction to ancef (cefazolin)?

What to do if I have a history of allergic reactions to erythromycin. Will I probably also have a reaction to ancef (cefazolin)?

No.: They are both antibiotics but not of the same " family". If you have trouble with the Ancef (cefazolin) then you have a second allergy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can 4+ weeks of IV Ancef (cefazolin) for sepsis treatment lead to anemia?

Can 4+ weeks of IV Ancef (cefazolin) for sepsis treatment lead to anemia?

No but sepsis does: No, but sepsis itself always causes anemia. When the infection clears up, including any underlying infection that led to sepsis, the anemia will improve. Cefazolin (Ancef®) has nothing to do with it. Discuss with your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

Ancef (Definition)

Ancef is a first generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more