Cefazolin

What is Cefazolin?

Cefazolin is a first generation antibiotic of the cephalosporin category. Basically, it is used to tackle a wide range of bacterial infections that range from moderate to severe, especially those of bones, joints and heart.It is also one of the commonest drugs administered as a preventive measure in surgical operations. Side effects include stomach upset and rash, but nothing severe.

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I have a uti from e.coli 50,000. My dr. Prescribed 500 mg. of Keflex twice a day for 7 days. Is that enough? Also the culture and sensitivity said...

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Brief Answer:
Cefazolin and keflex(cephalexin) are basically the same!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to...

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I was in the hospital for 1 week with staph aureus in the bloodline, pneumonia and they also found a heart murmur, and I was diagnosed with ASH and...

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Neither. You may have some pain due to posture problem in the hospital. SED rate may be high due to some chronic disease u may have.

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Following is my sperm culture and sensitivity report :cefuroxime:r amoxyclav:r ampicilin:r cefazolin:r cephalexin:m gentamicin:m cefotaxime:m...

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hello
you have not mentioned the count and other parameters. It has infection and need treatment with 1-2 of m antibiotics
Dr Saatiish Jhuntrraa

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