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Medicine Overview of Ancef XP Injection
Uses of Ancef XP Injection
Ancef XP 281.25mg Injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
Side effects of Ancef XP Injection
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.
How to use Ancef XP Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Ancef XP Injection works
Ancef xp 281.25mg 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 Ancef XP Injection
Expert advice for Ancef XP Injection
- Do not start or continue cefazolin and consult your doctor if you have severe allergic reaction, inflammation of large intestine (colitis), blood clotting problem, liver or kidney disease.
- Caution should be taken when giving cefazolin to the children younger than 1 month old or to patients with diabetes as it may affect the results for urine glucose tests.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Special precautions for Ancef XP 281.25mg Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ancef XP 281.25mg 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.
Ancef XP 281.25mg Injection is safe to use during lactation.+more
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....
Ancef XP 281.25mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy,+more
tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Ancef XP 281.25mg Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.+more
Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment....
Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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 Ancef XP 281.25mg Injection
Frequently asked questions for Cefazolin
Ancef xp 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 Ancef xp cover enterococcus, pseudomonas, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Ancef xp is effective against some strains of enterococcus bacteria but not effective against pseudomonas or MRSA
No, Ancef xp is not a vesicant (irritant) drug
Ancef xp needs to be stored at 20° to 25°C. It should not be frozen.