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Clinical update: a nonhealing fractured mandible.

Author(s): Cope D

Affiliation(s): Florida Cancer Specialist, Fort Myers, USA. dgcope@comcast.net

Publication date & source: 2005-12, Clin J Oncol Nurs., 9(6):685-7.

Publication type: Case Reports

Bisphosphonates have shown significant clinical benefit in reducing skeletal fractures in patients with multiple myeloma or bone: penicillin VK 500 mg or amoxicillin 500 mg; both 4 times daily (QID) initially and twice daily (BID) for maintenance, If penicillin allergic: 1. Clindamycin 150 to 300 mg QID. 2. Vibramycin 100 mg once daily (QD). 3. Erythromycin ethylsuccinate 400 mg 3 times daily (TID). 4. Antifungals when required: 5. Nystatin oral suspension 5 to 15 mL QID or 100,000 IU/mL. 6. Mycelex troches (clotrimazole 10 mg) x 5/day. 7. Fluconazole 200 mg initially, then 100 mg QD. 8. Other potential systemic antifungals include itraconazole or ketoconazole. 9. Antivirals, if required: 10. Acyclovir 400 mg BID. 11. Valacyclovir hydrochloride 500 mg to 2g BID.

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