Dacryoadenitis Medication

Updated: Jun 19, 2018
  • Author: Gagan J Singh, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Gram-positive organisms are the most common cause of acute bacterial dacryoadenitis. Therefore, initiating coverage for these organisms is important prior to obtaining culture results. Cephalexin (Keflex) is an excellent choice. If the patient needs to be hospitalized because of the severity of illness, then use IV cefazolin (Ancef).

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Antibiotics

Class Summary

Used for suspected bacterial infections.

Cephalexin (Keflex)

Provides excellent broad-spectrum coverage for both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms associated with dacryoadenitis.

Cefazolin (Ancef)

First choice in IV medication for dacryoadenitis. Provides excellent broad-spectrum coverage for both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms associated with dacryoadenitis.

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