General

1. Document indications for therapy, type and onset of symptoms, and exposure characteristics.

2. List other agents and route prescribed to ensure none interact unfavorably.

3. Note underlying medical conditions that may preclude drug therapy.

4. Consider a semi-supine position for the dental chair to avoid or minimize GI discomfort. Client/Family Teaching

1. Review method and frequency for drug administration. Take exactly as directed; do not share meds.

2. Identify specific measures necessary to decrease or halt the spread of the disease.

3. Report any rashes or unusual side effects of drug therapy.

4. If symptoms do not improve or worsen after specified time frame, report to provider.

5. Need close medical supervision and follow-up during drug therapy.

6. Flouride tablets or therapy should be administered 2 hours before aluminum hydroxide administration.

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