Antibiotic prophylaxis: update on common clinical uses.

Cefazolin remains the drug of choice for prophylaxis during surgery. Cefoxitin or cefotetan may be used when both aerobic and anaerobic infections are a concern. Antibiotics are not necessary in most patients with prosthetic joints who are undergoing dental procedures. Oral antibiotic regimens using amoxicillin, erythromycin or clindamycin are now… CONTINUE READING