October 7, 2019
by MedPage Today
Some dental patients who were inappropriately given antibiotics prior to procedures suffered adverse events potentially connected to the drugs, such as anaphylaxis and Clostridioides difficile infection, researchers said here.
Of patients inappropriately prescribed antibiotic prophylaxis prior to a dental procedure, almost 4% had adverse events ranging from new allergies and emergency department visits to anaphylaxis and C. difficile infection, reported Alan Gross, PharmD, of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
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