The correct handling, storage, and disposal of Amoxil discussion

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Explain how a patient education tool promotes patient safety related to pharmacology.

Please explain the correct handling, storage, and disposal of Amoxil. Tell me why these instructions are important.

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AMOXIL FOR CHILDREN EAR INFECTIONS Appropriate Use • Pediatric dosage- 80 to 90 mg/kg per day in 2 divided doses. • Treatment duration- 10 days for younger children and 5-7 days for children older than 6 years (Sakulchit & Goldman, 2017). • When considering using antibiotics to treat ear infections for children, it is advisable to withhold antibiotic administration first for 48 to 72 hours in a ‘wait and see’ approach because the infection may clear on its own due to the child’s immunity system (Coker et al., 2010). • The main reason for avoiding antibiotics such as Amoxil is to reduce the side effects as well as reduce the chances of developing medical resistance. • If the infection shows improvement within the 72-hour period, there is no need for the antibiotic since it will not develop into a serious illness. References Coker, T. R., Chan, L. S., Newberry, S. J., Limbos, M. A., Suttorp, M. J., Shekelle, P. G., & Takata, G. S. (2010). Diagnosis, microbial epidemiology, and antibiotic treatment of acute otitis media in children: a systematic review. Jama, 304(19), 2161-2169. Sakulchit, T., & Goldman, R. D. (2017). Antibiotic therapy for children with acute otitis media. Canadian Family Physician, 63(9), 685-687. Factors Affecting Treatment Body weight- The dosage depends on the weight of the patient hence the efficacy of the medication will also depend on following the correct prescription Severity of infection- The treatment of ear infections depends on the severity hence affecting Age- The dosage also depends on the age. For children six years and older, it is likely to be more effective hence the lower number of days for dosage. Possible Reactions & Proper Handling • Vomiting, diarrhea, & allergic reactions • They also do not relieve pain • Keep antibiotic use at the minimum required to avoid drug-resistant bacteria • Keep out of reach of children • Always consult a doctor before administering antibiotics to your child The antibiotic treatment is necessary for: 1. Infants six months or younger 2. Children with 102.2 Fahrenheit temp or higher 3. Babies between 6 months and 2 years with moderate to severe ear pain (Coker et al., 2010). ...
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AMOXIL FOR CHILDREN EAR INFECTIONS

Appropriate Use

Pediatric dosage- 80 to 90 mg/kg per day in
2 divided doses.

Treatment duration- 10 days for younger
children and 5-7 days for children older than 6 years
(Sakulchit & Goldman, 2017).

When considering using antibiotics to treat
ear infections for children, it is advisable to withhold
antibiotic administration first for 48 to 72 hours in a
‘wait and see’ approach because the infection may
clear on its own due to the child’s immunity system
(Coker et al., 2010).

The main reason for avoiding antibiotics such
as Amoxil is to reduce the side effects as well as
reduce the chances of developing medical resistance.

If the infecti...

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