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I got 1gm of ancef (cefazolin) IV during surgery. Why?

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Dr. Deborah Wong
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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