After operation for the treatment of necrotic wound with abscess on my right hip area, I was given an antibiotic, cefuroxime 500mg. After two days, I was given prescription for another antibiotic, clindamycin 300mg. Reason given was that the results of the bacteria culture was not yet completed.
This is a common practice with severe infections. The docs are just covering all their bases. Antibiotics work for different bacteria, and if they don't know yet what it is, they have to cover a broad spectrum.
Depending on the severity of the your condition, your doctor can prescribe two antibiotics for you.
- Cefuroxime Information for Consumers
- Cefuroxime Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cefuroxime (detailed)
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