Mandibular Symphyseal and Parasymphyseal Fractures Medication

Updated: Feb 18, 2020
  • Author: William D Clark, MD, DDS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to prevent infections and complications and to reduce morbidity.

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Antibiotics

Class Summary

Empiric antimicrobial therapy must be comprehensive and should cover all likely pathogens in the context of the clinical setting.

Penicillin G aqueous (Pfizerpen-G)

Penicillin G interferes with the synthesis of cell wall mucopeptide during active multiplication, resulting in bactericidal activity against susceptible microorganisms.

Amoxicillin (Moxatag)

Amoxicillin interferes with synthesis of cell wall mucopeptides during active multiplication, resulting in bactericidal activity against susceptible bacteria.

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Analgesics, Other

Class Summary

Pain control is essential to quality patient care. Analgesics ensure patient comfort, promote pulmonary toilet, and have sedating properties beneficial to patients who experience pain.

Acetaminophen (Acephen, Feverall Childrens, Little Fevers, Tylenol 8 Hour, O-Pap, Valorin)

May block pain impulse generation by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandin in the central nervous system.

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