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What drugs are effective for salmonella treatment?

What drugs are effective for salmonella treatment?

Many cases of: Salmonellosis are gone before the diagnosis is made but ciprofloxacin, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and even Ampicillin could be used. ...Read more

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How effective are immunosuppressive drugs for treating autoimmune hepatitis?

How effective are immunosuppressive drugs for treating autoimmune hepatitis?

Each person is diff: Each peson is different. This will depend on the evlauation but some people respond very well while others might not. You need to ask your physician to have you see a liver specialist ...Read more

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What drugs treat tuberculosis?

What drugs treat tuberculosis?

Excellent article: See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tuberculosis/basics/definition/con-20021761

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Which antibiotics does CDC recommend for prevention of inhalation anthrax?

Which antibiotics does CDC recommend for prevention of inhalation anthrax?

Prevent- vaccination: Biothrax is an acellular anthrax vaccine which is used in the United States for prevention of anthrax. ...Read more

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What are alternative drugs for rifampacin, isonizid and ethambutol?

What are alternative drugs for rifampacin, isonizid and ethambutol?

Second line drugs: Aminoglycosides: e.g., Amikacin (amk), Kanamycin (km); polypeptides: e.g., capreomycin, viomycin, enviomycin; fluoroquinolones: e.g., Ciprofloxacin (cip), levofloxacin, Moxifloxacin (mxf); thioamides: e.g. Ethionamide, prothionamide also third line of medications. ...Read more

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Are imuran (azathioprine) & betaferon effective treatments for ms?

Are imuran (azathioprine) & betaferon effective treatments for ms?

Yes they can be: The evidence is stronger for beta interferons (avonex, Rebif and betaseron) than it is for immuran. Interferons are fda approved and immuran is not (for ms) they all have a modest but definite effect in reducing the number of attacks in remitting relapsing forms the effect varies from patient to patient. ...Read more

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Are chemotherapy antiviral treatments and hormone regimens hazards to healthcare workers?

Are chemotherapy antiviral treatments and hormone regimens hazards to healthcare workers?

Use protection: All of the medications and treatments used have been studied very thoroughly and recommendations made as to personal protective equipment to be used during their administration. As long as you follow these guidelines (which for most is just proper gloving and handling of the meds), you will be fine. You can also request to see the OSHA sheets on any substance used - employer required to have these ...Read more

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What prescription drugs are used to cure chlamydia?

What prescription drugs are used to cure chlamydia?

Azithromycin: The recommended medication for chlamydia is azithromycin, with Doxycycline being second line. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How effective is inh for TB treatment?

Effective: When taken faithfully, combination therapy of Isoniazid (inh) with rifamycin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol, still is very effective against most TB infections. ...Read more

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Anybody prescribed puva treatment to treat skin disorders?

Anybody prescribed puva treatment to treat skin disorders?

Not any more, mostly: Puva stands for "psoralen plus ultraviolet-a" - you take a drug called psoralen, which sensitizes your skin to long-wave uv light, then you go in a uv light box. It was used to treat psoriasis and other skin diseases, but in recent years it has largely been replaced by narrow-band uvb light treatment, which works better and avoids the risks of psoralen, such as sunburn and cataracts. ...Read more

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What are the most effective drugs for hepatitis b?

What are the most effective drugs for hepatitis b?

Viread and Baraclude (entecavir): These are currently the 2 best oral drugs on the market to suppress viral load with low resistance. ...Read more

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Consequences and treatment for mycobacterium avium intracellulare?

Consequences and treatment for mycobacterium avium intracellulare?

Complex: M. Avium- intracellulare (mac) infections can result in lung and other organ damage , depending on the severity of immunodeficiency. In people with an intact immune system , mac infection is a slow process and can take years before therapy is initiated (2 or 3 antibiotics- e.g. Ethambutol, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and rifabutin). Therapy can last a minimum of 12 months if a lung infection is involved. ...Read more

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Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective in the use for treatment for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective in the use for treatment for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Possibly: We do use it if they have chromosomal changes that predict response. However, not the standard of care. Mainly used if the person is not in the best of shape and looking for alternative, non aggressive options. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How effective is fludarabine (Fludara) for treating lymphoma?

How effective is fludarabine (Fludara) for treating lymphoma?

Not very: For most lymphomas fludarabine is not the treatment of choice. The appropriate therapy depends substantially on the subtype of lymphoma. Fludarabine has been used in many indolent lymphomas and does have efficacy but newer agents have the same benefits with less toxicity. The only lymphoma in which fludarabine is routinely used at this point is CLL as part of the combination FCR or FR. ...Read more