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Alcizon 500 mg Injection

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Composition for Alcizon 500 mg Injection

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Primary uses of Alcizon 500 mg Injection

1 Injection in 1 vial

Medicine Overview of Alcizon Injection


Uses of Alcizon Injection

Alcizon 500 mg Injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.

Alcizon Injection side effects


Side Effects of Alcizon are Rash, Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), Allergic reaction, Nausea, Indigestion, Diarrhoea.


How to use Alcizon Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Alcizon Injection works

Alcizon 500 mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering which is needed for them to survive.

In Depth Information on Alcizon Injection

Expert advice for Alcizon Injection

  • Your doctor has prescribed Alcizon 500 mg Injection to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Discontinue Alcizon 500 mg Injection and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • If you're on blood thinners, Alcizon 500 mg Injection can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
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Alcizon Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Alcizon Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Alcizon 500 mg Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Alcizon 500 mg Injection is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Avoid prolonged use of Alcizon 500 mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Alcizon 500 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Alcizon 500 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alcizon 500 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Alcizon 500 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alcizon 500 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Alcizon Injection?uses

If you miss a dose of Alcizon 500 mg Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Frequently asked questions about Alcizon Injection

Frequently asked questions about Cefazolin

Alcizon is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is cefazolin a sulfa, penicillin, cephalosporin, or beta lactam drug?
Cefazolin does not contain sulfa and is not a penicillin drug. It is a beta lactam cephalosporin antibiotic
No, Keflex is a brand name for cephalexin
Q. Is cefazolin compatible with lactated ringer's, normal saline, Nacl, or potassium?
Cefazolin is compatible with normal saline, NaCl or potassium solution. It is not commonly used with lactated ringer's
Q. Can I take Ancef with a penicillin or sulfa allergy?
Ancef (brand name for cefazolin injection) cannot be given with a penicillin allergy. Precaution should be taken even when there is history of sulfa drugs
Alcizon is effective against some strains of enterococcus bacteria but not effective against pseudomonas or MRSA
No, Alcizon is not a vesicant (irritant) drug
Alcizon needs to be stored at 20° to 25°C. It should not be frozen.

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