"A unique type of poster placed in exam rooms helped reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory infections during flu season. The approach could help reduce costs and extend the usefulness of these drugs.
Patients should be informed of the early symptoms and signs of hypersensitivity reactions including hives, generalized urticaria, angioedema, chest tightness, dyspnea, wheezing, faintness, hypotension, tachycardia, and anaphylaxis. Patients should be advised to discontinue use of the product and contact their physician and/or seek immediate emergency care, depending on the type/severity of the reaction, if any of these symptoms occur. Patients experiencing allergic reactions should be evaluated for the presence of inhibitor.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/18/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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