Cefazolin is a first generation semi-synthetic antibiotic. It has a bactericidal effect. It is active against a large number of microorganisms: staphylococci, streptococci, pneumococci, Escherichia coli, salmonella, gonococci and other pathogenic microbes. Cefazolin differs from other antibiotics in that the effective amount of the drug remains in the body for up to eight hours.
It is highly active and non-toxic to the body.
It is necessary
- Novocaine, or saline.
- Doctor's instructions.
Cefazolin is administered intravenously and intramuscularly. Children are prescribed intramuscular injection of the drug. To do this, it is diluted with specially prepared water for injections or novocaine. Children under 18 years of age are not recommended to dilute the drug with novocaine because of its contraindications.
Novocaine can provoke a change in the composition of the blood, a deterioration in the functioning of the digestive organs, a failure of the heart rhythm, pain in the sternum.
If the child has kidney problems, or he is prone to allergies, it is necessary to inform the doctor. Since the drug can cause allergies and adversely affect the kidneys.
The dosage regimen is set individually, taking into account the severity of the disease and the sensitivity of the pathogen.
It is counted per kilogram of the child's weight. Basically, children are diluted with 0.5 grams of the drug for 5 milliliters of saline. Draw up into a syringe 3, 5 milliliters and inject. The average daily dose for a child is 25-50 mg / kg of body weight. In severe cases of the disease, the dose may be increased to 100 mg / kg body weight.
If, nevertheless, your child was prescribed cefazolin with novocaine, then it is necessary to take a test for sensitivity to novocaine on an outpatient basis. If there was no allergic reaction, the drug can be injected.