Canterbury DHB

Context

Group B Streptococcus Agalactiae (GBS) Prophylaxis

Drug Treatment

benzylpenicillin

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(Penicillin G)

IV 3 g (5 megaunits) initially

then IV 1.8 g (3 megaunits) every four hours

Mild penicillin allergy

cefazolin

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IV 2 g initially

then IV 2 g every eight hours

Severe penicillin allergy

vancomycin

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IV 1 g every twelve hours

Information about this Canterbury DHB document (99238):

Document Owner:

Not assigned (see Who's Who)

Last Updated:

May 2019 (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

Next Review Due:

May 2022

Keywords:

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Topic Code: 99238