Dental Concerns

See also Dental Concerns for Anti-In-fectives and Erythromycins. Client/Family Teaching

1. May take with or without meals; food delays onset of absorption. Drug may cause a bitter taste.

2. Report any persistent diarrhea; an antibiotic-associated colitis may be precipitated by C. difficile and require alternative management.

3. Report if no symptom improvement after 4S—72 hr.

4. Use an additional nonhormonal form of birth control if taking oral contraceptives because their effectiveness may be diminished.

5. Review the importance of good oral hygiene in order to prevent soft tissue inflammation.

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