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DRUG STUDY Amoxicillin

DRUG STUDY Amoxicillin

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Generic Name amoxicillin 2.5 ml Dosage Mechanism of Action Prevents bacterial cell wall synthesis during replication. Bactericidal.     Side Effects Vomiting Nausea Abdominal pain Diarrhea Nursing Interventions

 Advise the patient’s family
to take the medication with meals for better absorption & to reduce GI discomfort.  Instruct the patient’s family to take medication as prescribed even after feeling better and not to double dose.  Teach the patient’s family to report sore throat, bruising, bleeding and joint pain, this may indicate blood dyscrasias.  Advise patient’s family to watch out for perineal itching, fever, malaise, redness, pain, swelling, drainage, rash, diarrhea, change in cough, sputum or furry tongue, this may indicate superinfection.  Advise patient’s family to report bloody, mucoid diarrhea which may indicate pseudomembranous colitis.

Brand Name Amoxil

Timing A 2.5 ml is given TID for 7 days.

Adverse Reactions  Nausea  Vomiting  Diarrhea  Rash  Pruritus  Urticaria References: PPD’s Drug Hand Book for Professionals and Nursing Students, 2nd Edition, page 80. *http://www.mims.com/Page.aspx? menuid=mng&name=Amoxil+cap&h= amoxicillin,amoxil&CTRY=PH&searc hstring=amoxicillin+amoxil (Retrieved last December 2, 2009) Contraindications Hypersensitivity cephalosparins, Not used to pneumonia, bacteremia, meningitis and septic arthritis stage . to penicillins, or imipenem. treat severe empyema, pericarditis, purulent or during acute

Drug Classification Anti-infective Drug


Treatment of infection of respiratory tract, skin & skin structures, genitourinary tract, otitis media, meningitis, septicemia, sinusitis, bacterial endocarditis prophylaxis.

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