Medicine Overview of Alcizon Injection
Uses of Alcizon Injection
Alcizon 500mg Injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
Side effects of Alcizon Injection
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.
How to use Alcizon Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Alcizon Injection works
Alcizon 500mg injection is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.
In Depth Information on Alcizon Injection
Expert advice for Alcizon Injection
- Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
- Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
- Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Alcizon immediately and consult your doctor.
- Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
- Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
Special precautions for Alcizon 500mg Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Alcizon 500mg Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Alcizon 500mg 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.+more
Avoid prolonged use of Alcizon 500mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea....
Avoid prolonged use of Alcizon 500mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Alcizon 500mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tir+more
ed, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Alcizon 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patie+more
nts with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alcizon 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
Alcizon 500mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients+more
with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alcizon 500mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor....
If you miss a dose of Cefazolin, 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.
Frequently asked questions for Alcizon 500mg Injection
Frequently asked questions for 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
Q. Does Alcizon cover enterococcus, pseudomonas, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
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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