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1

Action

Binds to bacterial cell membranes, inhibits cell wall synthesis. Bactericidal, used to treat infections

2

Dosage

250mg to 2 g q6-12h
Infuse over 30 minutes

3

Side effects

Thrush
Diarrhea
Abd cramping
super infection
Sensitivity to antibiotics

4

Contra indications

Hx of hypersensitivity or anaphylactic reaction to PCN

5

Absorption

Absorbed circulatory system
Metabolized in liver
Excreted in urine

6

Nursing interventions

Question for Hx of allergies
assess oral cavity
Monitor BM
I &O
Renal function test for nephrotoxicity
Be alert for super infection (fever, vomiting, diahrrea, oral changes)
Monitor IV site

7

Classification

1st generation cephalosporin