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Nat Rev Neurosci; 9: 370–86 hepatic failure, and during therapy with cimetidine, erythromycin and ciprofloxacin. Phenytoin, carbamazepine and other enzyme inducers may decrease its half-life. ● Side effects: arrhythmias, agitation and convulsions, GIT disturbances. Care should be taken when patients already on oral treatment are given iv aminophylline, since the drug has a low therapeutic ratio. Plasma levels should be measured; therapeutic range is 10–20 mg/l. Aminoglycosides. Group of bactericidal antibacterial drugs.

Can J Anaesth; 43: 629–35 ◗ Albendazole (a) (a) (b) (b) (c) (c) (d) (d) (e) Fig. 6 Examples of oropharyngeal airways: (a) Guedel; (b) Berman intubating; (c) Ovassapian; (d) Williams. The latter three are used for fibreoptic intubation; the Berman and Ovassapian allow the airway to be removed without dislodging the tracheal tube once placed Fig. 7 Examples of supraglottic airways: (a) laryngeal tube; (b) i-gel; (c) AMD; (d) SLIPA; (e) Cobra. (See Fig. ) AIS, see Abbreviated injury scale AKI, Acute kidney injury, see Renal failure Albendazole.

Gist RS, Stafford IP, Leibowitz AB, Beilin Y (2009). Anesth Analg; 108: 1599–602 Amoebiasis, see Tropical diseases Amoxicillin (Amoxycillin). Derivative of ampicillin, differing only by one hydroxyl group; has similar antibacterial activity but oral absorption is better and unaffected by food in the stomach. Enteral administration produces higher plasma and tissue levels than ampicillin. Combined with β-lactamase inhibitor clavulanic acid in co-amoxiclav. ● Dosage: 250–1000 mg orally, 500 mg im or 500 mg– 1 g iv tds.

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