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General classification of cephalosporin can be remembered as:
All generic names for chephalosporin starts with "ceph" or "cef" except for one, loracarbef (Lorabid).
High IV doses of erythromycin causes?
Hearing loss can occur with high IV doses. Client should notify the physician if any hearing changes occur.
First generation cephalosporin were developed from penicillin. They should be used cautiously and with patients penicillin allergy.
Antiviral medications act by:
Interrupting cell replication
How does superinfection occur?
Antibiotics may allow over growth of nonsusceptible bacteria or fungi (candidas)
What instructions would the nurse include for a patient taking sulfanomides?
Use spf 15 or higher, sufanomides causes photosensitivity and client could cause severe sunburn.
The most effective method against influenza virus is?
influenza virus vaccine (Flu shot)
Levofloxacin (levaquin) use cautiouly with what assessment?
History of seizure disorder and CNS diseases. An adverse effect of quinolones antimicrobial is seizures.
- -Monitor Alkaline Phosphate
- -hepatotoxicity can result from fluconazole theraphy.
- -Liver function test should be monitored
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