You are preparing to go into your 3 year old patients room that has been diagnosed with the chicken pox. You need to make sure to grab everything before entering the room. Which medication do you need to grab to medicate this patient?

 

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- Acyclovir

- Vancomycin

- Tamiflu

- Ceftriaxone

Rationale

Chicken Pox (varicella) is a viral infection and is treated with acyclovir. Tamiflu treats influenza which is also viral. Vancomycin and Ceftriaxone are antibiotics are not going to be helpful in treating this viral infection.

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