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What's the likelihood of long term antibiotic prophylaxis resulting in pulmonary fibrosis with Nitrofurantoin? Mom's getting sequentially recurrentuti
Pulmonary fibrosis : Pulmonary fibrosis due to nitrofurantoin is rare, about less than 1% reported in literature, but risk increases with age of patient and other medical condition. Symptoms may start to develop after 6 months of treatment. Usually fatigue, dry cough and shortness of breath without fever. Stop the nitrofurantoin if these symptoms develop and see a physician immediately ...Read more
Bacterial endocardit: Sbe stands for subacute bacterial endocarditis. Infection on the heart valve. People who have abnormal (or artificial) heart valves may need antibiotic before certain medical procedures to kill bacterial that enter the bloodstream and may stick onto and infect the abnormal heart valve. ...Read more
Endocarditis: Sbe stands for subacute bacterial endocarditis. It can occur in patients who have a very leaky valve in the heart (mitral valve) causing a back flow (called regurgitation) across the valve. During a dental cleaning, bacteria from the mouth may travel through the blood and seed such a valve, cause bacterial endocarditis. To prevent this, antibiotics are prescribed for these folks before cleaning. ...Read more
Prevention of hiv: One can be infected by HIV if stuck by an infected needle; however studies have shown that if highly active anti-retroviral (haart)medication is taken within 36 hours of exposure to the HIV virus through needle stick and/or body fluid or any bloody fluid, the risk of contracting the disease is dramatically decrease when haart is taken as prophilaxis ( prevention). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
???Indication: It would have helped to know what it was being used for ? Was it for a procedure or for surgery? Once a patient is fully ambulatory there would be no indication for lovenox,so to answer your question,it is quite possible to use it for prophylaxis for one day. In high risk patients with limited ambulatory capacity though,evaluation would be needed after the surgery/procedure to discontinue lovenox ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I obtain malaria prophylaxis as soon as possible? I am traveling to a malaria-affected part of the world.
Doctor: You need to see a doctor or go to the health department to get a prescription. ...Read more
Is psyllium husk safe to take as prophylaxis for a long time ? or should it only be used for acute problems?
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