Drug Study

Topics: Bacteria, Penicillin, Cephalosporin Pages: 3 (395 words) Published: March 1, 2015
Drug Study

DRUG
MECHANISM OF ACTION
INDICATION
CONTRAINDICATION
SIDE EFFECTS
NURSING REPOSIBILITIES
Generic name:
BACILLUS CLAUSI

Brand name:
Erceflora

Classification:
Antidiarrheals

Dose:
Children 2-11 years 
:1-2 vials of 2 billion/5mL suspensio

-Contributes to the recovery of the intestinal microbial flora altered during the course of microbial disorders of diverse origin. -Produces various vitamins, particularly group B vitamins thus contributing to correction of vitamin disorders caused by antibiotics & chemo therapeutic agents. -Promotes normalization of intestinal flora

-Acute
diarrhea
with
duration of ≤14 days
due to infection, drugs or poisons.

- Chronic or persistent diarrhea with duration of >14 days.

Not for use in immune compromised patients (cancer patients on chemotherapy, patients taking immune suppressant meds).

-No known side/adverse effects
Shake drug well before administration.
Monitor patient for any unusual effects from drug.
Administer drug within 30 minutes after opening container.
Dilute drug with sweetened milk, orange juice or tea.5.) Administer drug orally Generic name:
CEFUROXIME

Brand name:
ZOLTAX
Classification:
ANTIBIOTIC

Dose:
1 tab 500mg BID
Second-generation cephalosporin that inhibits cell-wall synthesis, promoting osmotic instability; usually bactericidal.

Pharyngitis, tonsillitis, infections of the urinary and lower respiratory tracts, and skin and skin-structure infections caused by Streptococcus pneumonia and S. pyogenes, Haemophillus influenzae, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli *Contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to drug.

* Use cautiously in patients hypersensitive to penicillin because of possibility of cross-sensitivity with other beta-lactam antibiotics. * Use with caution in breast-feeding women and inpatients with history of colitis or renal sufficiency -nausea, antibiotic-associated colitis, diarrhea, rush, pruritus, urticaria Determine...
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