Ancef

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
 
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • An allergy to cephalosporin or penicillin antibiotics
  • Any other allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
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Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Ancef Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
 

What If I Overdose on Ancef?

An overdose of this medication can cause serious problems, such as seizures. If you think you have been given too much Ancef, alert the medical staff right away.
 
(Click Ancef Overdose for more information.)
 

How Should This Medicine Be Stored?

Ancef comes in vials of the dry medication to be mixed with an appropriate liquid before use. Unmixed Ancef vials should be stored at room temperature. Storage recommendations after reconstitution may vary, depending on what type of liquid is used and the particular product used; however, in general, reconstituted Ancef is good for 24 hours at room temperature and 7 to 10 days under refrigeration.
 

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