Generic Name : Nafcillin Sodium Pronunciation : naf-SIL-in Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Infectives ICD Code : Y41.8
International- Nafcillin. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a penicillin antibiotic, prescribed for certain bacterial infections. It blocks bacterical cell wall growth. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients who are taking tetracycline antibiotics; known hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
IV- The usual dosage for adults is 500 mg every 4 hours. For severe infections, 1 g every 4 hours is recommended. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, hay fever, kidney, liver, gastrointestinal disease, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Monitor blood sugar level regularly in diabetic patients while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal - Intestinal infection.
Genitourinary - Kidney damage.
Hypersensitivity - Hives, itching, nerve swelling, throat pain, asthma, low blood pressure, fever, uneasiness, joint pain, muscle pain, abdominal pain and rashes.
Metabolic - Bone marrow depression.
Miscellaneous - Injection site reactions include pain, swelling, vein inflammation, inflammation at the injection site.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store in a freezer capable of maintaining a temperature of -20°C.
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