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What do I need to know about cefazolin before letting my doctor give it to me?

What do I need to know about cefazolin before letting my doctor give it to me?

Safe antibiotic: Cefazolin or ancef (cefazolin) is a cephalosporin antibiotic in the extended family of penicillin. It can be given into the veins or into the muscle. It is frequently used before procedures to prevent an infection from developing. ...Read more

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Cefazolin (Definition)

Cefazolin is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...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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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

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Am I allergic to cefazolin if I had nausea?

Am I allergic to cefazolin if I had nausea?

Side effect: Nausea is one of the side effects of cefazolin therapy and it is possible for you to experience this. It is not likely a sign of allergy of 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

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What is the definition or description of: Cefazolin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cefazolin allergy?

Cefazolin allergy: Cefazolinis a cephalosprin antibiotic. Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substance that are harmless to most. Reactions may be mild to severe. See: https://www.drugs.com/mtm/ancef-injection.html ...Read more

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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 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 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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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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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?

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

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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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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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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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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

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If I am allergic to penicillin, erythromycin, ancef (cefazolin) can I take azithromycin?

If I am allergic to penicillin, erythromycin, ancef (cefazolin) can I take azithromycin?

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

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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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Î have a lot of, what I think are back mice. They give me too much pain at work. I needed to find a doctor who knows what these are and can treat me.

Î have a lot of, what I think are back mice. They give me too much pain at work. I needed to find a doctor who knows what these are and can treat me.

Back pain: The best approach is to see your Primary care physician, S/He can diagnose you and tell you what would be the next step. ...Read more

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My body doesn't respond well to cipralex. ?she knows I am not takiing It anymore.. My doctor doesn't give me anything else...how can I treat my anxiety? I can't afford cbt right now..

My body doesn't respond well to cipralex. ?she knows I am not takiing It anymore.. My doctor doesn't give me anything else...how can I treat my anxiety? I can't afford cbt right now..

Talk to ur Dr.: Talk to your Doctor or get second opinion if you feel u are at an impasse. people can respond differently to different medications that can be effective in treating and regulating Anxiety. a very small starting dosage with slow titration based on tolerance is important, in general , people suffering from anxiety Disorders tend to require a gentler start. good luck and feel better ...Read more

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I have a staph infection in my vaginal area I need to know everything about it cuase my doctor isnt clear. Cana I give it to my partner? Ect.

I have a staph infection in my vaginal area I need to know everything about it cuase my doctor isnt clear. Cana I give it to my partner? Ect.

Staph infection.: Staph is a common skin bacteria so these infections aren't particularly rare. There are antibiotics that should help clear this up. As far as transmission to a partner - generally not an issue unless your partner has an open area in his genital area. Also showering after sex should help reduce the chances of any spread. ...Read more