appears that Mr. JD is suffering from sinusitis. Sinusitis or sinus infections is inflammation of the air cavities within the passages of the nose (Davis & Shiel, 2016). Because Mr. JDs’ symptoms have persisted for 2 weeks without getting better, yes, I would treat. Because of the greenish postnasal drainage, swollen and red turbinates’ and frontal sinus tenderness, antibiotics many be indicated for possible bacterial infection of the sinus.
What would you prescribe and for how many days? Include the class of the medication, mechanism of action, route, the half-life; how it is metabolized in and eliminated from the body; and contraindications and black box warnings. The first line of treatment would be Augmentin 875 mg tablet every 12 hour (Woo. T, 2015). Augmentin is a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanate (drugs.2018). This antibiotic belongs to the penicillin and clavulanate is a beta lactamase inhibitor, which helps to prevent susceptible bacteria from becoming resistant and fights bacteria in the body. According to Drugs (2018), Augmentin is used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria, such as sinusitis, pneumonia, ear infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections and infections of the skin. Amoxicillin is a semisynthetic antibiotic with a broad spectrum of bactericidal activity against many gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms. Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium
- Summer '16
- Allergy, amoxicillin, nasal congestion, Sinusitis, sinus infection, Rhinorrhea