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Suffering with bed sores on pressure points, chest congestion, prescribed pipzo, metro, amicacin. Overdose of antibiotics?

the 86 years old patient is suffering from bed sore on pressure points & chest congestion. Doctors have prescribed him following mediciene : PIPZO 4.5inj; Metro IV; Amicacin 500 mg, Pentadoc, Emerset, Tranzat 100mg ; MV1 inj; Cort.S inj, Duolin respel, Butacort respel; Deriphylin inj; RL IV. I think it is overdose of antibiotic .. Pl advise
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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The patient must be suffering from a serious Pneumonia. I see 3 antibiotics in the list, but all are of a different bacterial spectrum. Usually 2 antibiotics are prescribed to counter mixed organisms in Pneumonia. The other antibiotic could be to counter another infection elsewhere in the body- may be the bed sores?

If the decision to prescribing antibiotics for the pneumonia was based on Culture and Sensitivity report of sputum, then it must be correct.

I don't consider this an antibiotic overdose.

Wishing you and the patient good health.
Answered: Thu, 11 Jul 2013
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