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Saturday, June 24, 2000

Pharmacology MCQ Answer 02

Saturday, June 24, 2000

Answer: b

If a patient is already taking antibiotics for another condition, prophylaxis is accomplished with a drug from another class. If the patient is taking Amoxicillin, Azithromycin or Clarithromycin (500mg PO 1 hr before procedure) is the drug of choice for antibiotic prophylaxis.

REF: Dajani AS, Taubert KA, Wilson W, et al “Preventation of bacterial Endocarditis. Recommendations by the AHA,” JAMA, 1997, 277(22): 1794-801


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