Management of Pediatric Otitis Media

Ann McMahon Wicker, PharmD, BCPS; Brice Labruzzo Mohundro, PharmD


US Pharmacist 

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The role of the pharmacist in the management of pediatric OM includes ensuring appropriate weight-based dosing of antibiotic and/or analgesic agents and educating caregivers. Counseling regarding the disease state, proper otic administration, completion of antibiotic treatment, and adverse events associated with medication is essential for achieving improvement in the patient's health.


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