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Premedication

Does anyone have a good article on the newest guidelines for when to premedicate?
What are some specific/common situations when you most likely premed? Ex. Knee Replacement within 5 years
Do you have to wait 30 min after admin 2000mg amox before tx the pt?
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Here are the most up to date protocols regarding premedication:
http://www.uptodate.com/contents/antibiotics-before-procedures-beyond-the-basics
http://www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/antibiotic-prophylaxis
http://www.aapd.org/media/policies_guidelines/g_antibioticprophylaxis.pdf
 
It’s recommended a patient take their premedication an hour before treatment, however if they don’t it can be given up to 2 hours after. So no, you don’t have to wait. These links should answer your questions.

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