Can I use cefazolin for children?
Cefazolin belongs to the group of antibacterial antimicrobial agents. The general name of the group is cephalosporins.
This drug is widely used for the treatment of diseases such as pneumonia, obstructive bronchitis, peritonitis, osteomelitis. In addition, the use of this drug in the treatment of infections of the genitourinary system and skin diseases is quite effective.
The use of cefazolin in pediatrics is quite common. Currently, many hospitals put injections with the drug "Cefazolin" to children who have entered the infectious departments with various diseases.
It is believed that this drug is relatively non-toxic at a general high efficiency. However, according to the contraindications specified in the instructions, if your child does not reach the age of one month, the use of the medicine is unacceptable. Therefore, cefazolinum to children( nyxes) appoint after the period of newborn.
Use of the drug is allowed both intravenously and intramuscularly. If you are in the hospital, the doctor will prescribe the dosage and medicine for the drug. In the event that the treatment you spend at home, decide how you will inject cefosaline into the body - intravenously or through injections. It depends on this kind of means, than bred cefazolin.
If you are going to use the drug intravenously, you can only dilute the drug with special water for injections. In the event that you are going to do injections in the buttock, dilute the drug either with water for injection, or novocaine, or lidocaine.
Pediatric therapy should be very cautious. The injections are done strictly under the supervision of the doctor, because allergic reactions to the drug are not ruled out. Experts advise not to use novocain for breeding, and in case of prescribing such a drug as cefazolin, children should be better placed with either lidocaine or water for injections.
Having certain side effects, such as allergies, nausea, vomiting, dysbacteriosis, it is necessary to observe the reaction for several hours, especially if an antibiotic such as cefazolin is administered to children.
The effect of this drug is long enough, approximately 8 hours after administration. It is displayed practically unchanged through the excretory system of the body.
In order to protect the intestinal flora from the changes associated with taking an antibacterial drug, it is recommended to start the course of taking medicines containing lactobacilli simultaneously with therapy. With the introduction of the drug "Cefazolinum", children can be offered a child( or toddlers, if several people are ill) a medicine such as bifiform made especially for them and having a sweet taste, or acipole.
Many people are interested in the question of whether cefazolin is produced in tablets. Unfortunately, this drug is only available in powder intended for injection. But there are other medicinal groups of cephalosporins that can be found in the pharmacy network in tableted form. For example, cephalexin, used in the fight against staphylococci and streptococci. It is widely used in the treatment of a disease such as salmonella.
Another antibiotic used in tablets, and located in the same group - cefuraxim acetyl. This drug is already the second generation. Dosage is prescribed by the doctor depending on the patient's age and the severity of the illness.
Remember that all antibacterial drugs, as well as the transition from one drug to another, must be carried out strictly in accordance with the prescription of the doctor without self-medication.