prevents hydrolysis of amoxicillin, thus extending the spectrum of amoxicillin to beta- lactamase producing bacteria. The half-life of Augmentin is approximately 1.3 hours. Much of the drug is excreted renally during the first 6 hours of administration (National information program on antibiotics, 2016). Augmentin is contraindicated in patients with a history of a hypersensitivity reaction to penicillin’s, cephalosporins, amoxicillin, or clavulanate. It is also contraindicated in
patients with a history of cholestatic jaundice/hepatic dysfunction associated with Augmentin. Side effects may include diarrhea, pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, confusion or weakness, easy bruising or bleeding, skin rash, or agitation (RxList, 2018). 4.Would this treatment vary if Mr. JD was a 10 year-old 78 lb 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 warningsThis treatment would vary based on the patients age. According to the textbook, children >3 mo. And <40 kg should take 25-45mg/kg/day divided every 12 hours. If Mr. JD was >40kg at 10 years old, he would be able to take the 250mg/125mg tablet (woo, & Robinson, 2016). 5.What health maintenance or preventive education is important for this client based on your choice medication/treatment?
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