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DRUG STUDY Name of Patient: Valente, Reca Mae Age: 8 y.o.

Diagnosis: Complete Blood Count (CBC) Magbanua, Jonalin T. BN2-B

Name of Drug: Cefixime

Generic Name: Cefixime

Brand Name: Suprax

Classification: Cephalosporin Antibiotic (tablet and/or liquid)

Dosage: Mechanism of Factor: 400 mg daily for up Cefixime inhibits bacterial cell to 5-7 days wall and binds with high affinity to penicillin-binding proteins in the bacterial cell wall, thus interfering with Route: peptidogly can synthesis. Oral Hence causing bacterial cell death. Frequency: usually taken once Bind to bacterial cell a day or every 12 hours (twice a day) membrane, causing cell death. Bactericidal action against for 5-14 days susceptible bacteria. Similar to that of second-generation cephalosporins, but activity against staphylococci is less, whereas activity against gramnegative pathogens is greater, even for organisms resistant to first- and second-generation agents.

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Adverse Reaction:

Nursing Responsibilities:
*Asses for infection at beginning of and throughout therapy. *Obtain specimens for culture and sensitivity before initiating therapy. *Observe patient for signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis ( rash, pruritus, laryngeal edema, wheezing)

used to treat infections Cefixime is caused by bacteria such as contraindicated in Adverse Effects pneumonia; bronchitis; patients with known seizures, cholelithiasis, gonorrhea; and ear, lung, allergy to the urticaria, agranulocytosis, throat, and urinary tract cephalosporin group of eosinophilia, hemolytic infections. Antibiotics will antibiotics; anemia. not work for colds, flu, or contraindicated in other viral infections. conditions like Allergic reaction: hypersensitivity. hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Nursing Interventions *Measure temperature of bath water with thermometer because anemia may cause poor circulation *Notify physician if excessive vomiting, coughing or straining at stools occurs so that medication can be prescribed to alleviate symptom. *Provide blankets and warm clothing to increase comfort and aid circulation. *Avoid situations in which trauma may occur, such as shaving with straight-edge razor, ambulating after taking medication that may cause orthostasis, or using sharp utensils. *Encourage diet high in protein, vitamins, and minerals. *Encourage cool, bland foods; flavored ices and ice cream are well tolerated.