Short Courses Of Abx Can Cause Big Problems For Dental Patients

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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