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Adjunctive and Prophylactic Use of Antibacterial Agents in Dentistry

Course Number: 475

Prescription-precautions Associated with Antibacterial Agents

There are no "absolutely" safe biologically active therapeutic agents, i.e., drugs seldom exert their beneficial effects without also causing adverse drug events (ADEs). The penicillins, metronidazole, azithromycin, and clindamycin, like other drugs, even after the administration of a single dose, can produce ADEs.