I HAVE A PROSTHETIC PORCINE VALVE . PREVIOUS PORCINE WAS REPLACED BECAUSE OF BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS FOLLOWING DENTAL WORK WITH PROPABLE INADEQUATE ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY. WILL I NEED IV ANTIBIOTICS PRIOR TO AND DURING ANY DENTAL AND SURGICAL PROCEDURES.?
2 g orally given one hour prior to the procedure
Amoxicillin is considered the standard agent for prophylaxis against bacterial endocarditis in at-risk individuals undergoing certain dental, oral, respiratory tract or esophageal procedures.
Amoxicillin is not appropriate as endocarditis prophylaxis for patients identified as high-risk, including those with prosthetic heart valves, prior endocarditis, and those who have had surgically constructed systemic shunts or conduits. These patients should receive appropriate parenteral antimicrobial therapy.
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