I would give Amoxicillin 875 mg every 12 hours for 5 to 7 days Woo Wynne 2012

I would give amoxicillin 875 mg every 12 hours for 5

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the body; and contraindications and black box warnings. I would give Amoxicillin 875 mgevery 12 hours for 5 to 7 days (Woo & Wynne, 2012). The class of this medication is Penicillin’s, Aminopenicillins and the mechanism of action is bactericidal: inhibits cell wall mucopeptide synthesis (epocrates.com, 2018). The half-life is 1 hour. If severe renal impairment, half-life can take up to 12 hours. This medication is metabolized 10% in the liver and eliminated through urine. Contraindications of this medication are hypersensitive, anaphylactic to beta-lactams, caution if history of asthma, caution if HIV infection, caution if recent antibiotic, seizure disorder, caution if CrCl <30, caution if PKU (epocrates.com, 2018).According to epocrates.com there is no black box warnings (2018).Would this treatment vary if Mr. JD was a 10-year-old 78 lbs. child? Include the class of the medication, mechanism of action, dosing, route, the half-life; how it is metabolized inand eliminated from the body; and contraindications and black box warnings.The treatment would be the same except the dosage would change because children’s medication is based on their weight. If Mr. JD was a 10-year-old, the dosage would be Amoxicillin 288 mg PO three times a day for 10 days. The class of the medication is Penicillin’s, Aminopenicillins and the mechanism of action is bactericidal; inhibits cell wall mucopeptide synthesis (epocrates.com, 2018). The half-life is 1 hour if severe renal impairment can take up to 12 hours. This medication is metabolized 10% in the liver and
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eliminated through urine. Contraindication of this medication are hypersensitive, anaphylacticto beta-lactams, caution if history of asthma, caution if HIV infection, caution if recent antibiotic, seizure disorder, caution if CrCl <30, caution if PKU (epocrates.com, 2018). According to epocrates.com there is no black box warning (2018). What health maintenance or preventive education is important for this client based on you choice medication/treatment?I would educate this patient on the importance of completing the medication. I would inform them that if the prescription is not taken the way it is prescribe, it could result in resistant infection and that it can be spread to who every he will be in contact with. Woo & Wynne state “Doses of the medication should be spaced as evenly as possible without sleep disruptionthroughout the 24 hours of a day (2012). If patient missed a dose it should be taken as soon as possible. Take medication on an empty stomach.ReferencesWoo, T. M., Wynne, A. L., (2012). Pharmacotherapeutics for nurse practitioner prescribers, 3rd Edition.
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