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Medications for Infection Control - Chapter Summary
Take a look at this convenient online chapter to review common medications for infection control. The chapter's simple and engaging lessons examine the uses, dosages and side effects of various infection control medications, including guaifenesin, ciprofloxacin, dextromethorphan and vancomycin. Our expert instructors also explain the differences between phenylephrine and pseudoephredrine, as well as pseudoephedrine abuse information.
The bite-sized format of the lessons makes it easy to review and remember important drug-related terminology. You can take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to check your understanding of the material. Study whenever it's convenient, and you can use any computer or mobile device to access the chapter material.
How It Helps
The chapter can benefit a variety of learners, students and working professionals. Aspiring pharmacology students can use the chapter to learn information about infection control medications prior to taking a pharmacology course. Students in an introductory pharmacology course can use the chapter to supplement their textbooks and prepare for upcoming exams. Healthcare professionals can use the chapter for training or continuing education purposes.
Studying these lessons can help you:
- Evaluate the uses and proper dosages of vancomycin, guaifenesin, azithromycin and ciprofloxacin
- Recognize the side effects of vancomycin, guaifenesin, dextromethorphan, azithromycin, and ciproloxacin
- Differentiate between phenylephrine and pseudoephredrine
- Describe ciprofloxacin, azithromycin, amoxicillin, guaifenesin and vancomycin drug interactions
- Understand the dangers of pseudophedrine abuse and overdoses
1. Vancomycin: Classification, Uses & Dosage
Growing bacterial resistance to antibiotics might render our ability to fight off dangerous infections null and void in the near future. For now, powerful antibiotics like vancomycin have kept some people alive.
2. Vancomycin: Mechanism of Action, Drug Interactions & Side Effects
In this lesson we'll be learning about the antibiotic, vancomycin. After reading this article, you'll be able to explain how vancomycin clears up bacterial infections, as well as potential drug interactions and side effects.
3. Amoxicillin Drug Interactions
Antibiotics are usually life savers. But they can have unwanted drug interactions that might pose a danger to your health. Such is the case with amoxicillin.
4. Azithromycin: Side Effects & Drug Interactions
In this lesson, you're going to learn about some of the many different side-effects attributed to azithromycin. You'll also learn some of the ways by which azithromycin might interact with other medications.
5. Azithromycin: Classification, Uses & Dosage
There are numerous medications on the market. In this lesson, we will learn about a medication called azithromycin. We will look at what it is used for and what the dosage is.
6. Ciprofloxacin: Uses & Dosage
Ciprofloxacin is a medication used to treat many different types of infections within the body. Read this lesson to learn more about the usage and dosing of this medication.
7. Ciprofloxacin: Side Effects & Drug Interactions
While ciprofloxacin could definitely save your life, it might also lead to dangerous side-effects or drug interactions. This lesson discusses some of these possibilities.
8. Sulfonamides: Definition, Classification & Examples
Sulfonamides are medications used to treat many different disorders. In this lesson you will learn more about the definition, classification, and some examples of sulfonamides.
9. Sulfonamides: Side Effects, Allergies & Toxicity
You have been prescribed Septra or Bactrim, common sulfonamide antibiotics. In this article, learn about the side effects, allergic reactions, and symptoms of overdose for this class of antibiotics.
10. Sulfonamide: Chemical Structure & Derivatives
The primary focal point of this lesson will be on a specific class of organic compounds called sulfonamides. Our topics of discussion will include their structure and some important derivatives.
11. Sulfonamide: Mechanism of Action & Uses
Sulfonamides are also known as sulfa drugs. They are used as a type of antibiotic but can be used for other medical conditions as well. This lesson will discuss the mechanism of action and uses of sulfonamides.
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