Canterbury DHB

Context

General Surgery

Colorectal/ appendicectomy

cefazolin

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IV 2 g

(IV 3 g in patients ≥ 120 kg body weight)

AND

metronidazole

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IV 500 mg

 

Severe penicillin allergy

gentamicin

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IV 5 mg/kg ideal body weight

 

AND

metronidazole

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IV 500 mg

 

Upper GI and Biliary Tract

cefazolin

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IV 2 g

(IV 3 g in patients ≥ 120 kg body weight)

Severe penicillin allergy

gentamicin

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IV 5 mg/kg ideal body weight

 

If biliary obstruction present, add metronidazole IV 500 mg to cefazolin or gentamicin (as above).

Information about this Canterbury DHB document (99272):

Document Owner:

Not assigned (see Who's Who)

Last Updated:

March 2018 (Surgical Prophylaxis)

Next Review Due:

March 2021

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Topic Code: 99272