Pharmacology Chapter 1 Case Study: Amanda Amanda, a 3-year old child, is brought in to your walk-in clinic to be treated for strep throat. The physician orders Amoxicillin pediatric oral suspension. You ask the child’s mother if the child has any allergies to antibiotics, and the mother says he does not. You then administer the first dose to the child. Twenty minutes later, the child experiences anaphylactic shock. The physician begins to treat the condition.
1. What was the cause of the patient’s anaphylactic shock?
2. Explain the signs and symptoms of anaphylactic shock.
3. What would have been a better approach to questioning the mother about the child’s allergies?
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