Ancef Drug Interactions
Ancef may cause problems in people who are also taking certain other medications, such as aminoglycoside antibiotics, birth control pills, or warfarin. Some of these products can lead to drug interactions with Ancef, potentially increasing your risk for side effects or other complications. You can reduce your risk by telling your healthcare provider about all medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking.
Ancef® (cefazolin) may react with a few other products. Some of the drugs that can interact with Ancef include but are not limited to:
- Aminoglycoside antibiotics, such as:
- Amikacin (Amikin®)
- Kanamycin (Kantrex®)
- Neomycin (Neo-Fradin®)
- Birth control pills
- Oral typhoid vaccine
- Phenytoin (Dilantin®, Phenytek®) or fosphenytoin (Cerebyx®)
- Probenecid (Benuryl™)
- Warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®).
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Ancef is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Combining Ancef with an aminoglycoside antibiotic may increase the risk of kidney damage. Nonetheless, in some very serious situations, such combinations may be used when the possible benefits outweigh the likely risks.