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What's the likelihood of long term antibiotic prophylaxis resulting in pulmonary fibrosis with Nitrofurantoin? Mom's getting sequentially recurrentuti

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

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What is the meaning of sbe prophylaxis?

What is the meaning of sbe prophylaxis?

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

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What is sbe prophylaxis?

What is sbe prophylaxis?

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

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What is prophylaxis?

What is prophylaxis?

Prevention: Giving a medication, vaccine or treatment to prevent a disease. ...Read more

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What is postexposure prophylaxis or pep?

What is postexposure prophylaxis or pep?

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 more

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What does prophylaxis mean in dentistry?

What does prophylaxis mean in dentistry?

Tooth Cleaning: Tooth cleaning is referred to as prophylaxis or prophy. The reason for the name is that it's done to "prevent" or minimize chances of tooth disease. ...Read more

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Is levenox safe to take as prophylaxis for one day ?

Is levenox safe to take as prophylaxis for one day ?

???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 (enoxaparin), (enoxaparin)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 (enoxaparin) ...Read more

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What causes my attacks and prophylaxis? I take ergotamine tartarate.

What causes my attacks and prophylaxis? I take ergotamine tartarate.

Migraines?: If you are taking ergotamine, then someone has likely determined that your attacks are migraines. Migraines are a very common problem, but their cause is not entirely understood. There are many over-the-counter and prescription medications that may be helpful for migraine prophylaxis. Discuss your options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Malaria prophylaxis needed for india trip in winter?

Malaria prophylaxis needed for india trip in winter?

More than Likely: Malaria medication & insect repellent, secure window screens, possible bed netting for malaria risk year round throughout country including cities of delhi and bombay), except altitudes > 6561 ft in himachal, jammu, kashmir, pradesh, or sikkim. Most malaria cases reported from forested madhya pradesh, maharashtra, orissa, gujarat, rajasthan, bihar, & karnataka. Also risks of dengue, chikungunya. ...Read more

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What is the best prophylaxis for traveler's diarrhea?

What is the best prophylaxis for traveler's diarrhea?

Food,H2O precautions: Travelers diarrhea is due to bacteria in water, uncooked foods, salads & fruits in developing countries; avoiding these will reduce the risk. Prescription medications for short term travelers may minimize diarrhea in certain circumstances. Prescriptions for self treament are sometimes given. Always get pre-travel advise, medications and vaccines from your pcp or infectious disease md. ...Read more

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Could I use prophylaxis medication for exposure to hiv?

Could I use prophylaxis medication for exposure to hiv?

Still working on it: Not out yet, the medicine you are looking for ...Read more

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When does prophylaxis for hereditary angioedema become necessary?

When does prophylaxis for hereditary angioedema become necessary?

It depends: Great question. It really depends on two factors: 1. The severity of the reactions, and 2. The frequency of the reactions. When the reactions become too severe and/or too frequent, prophylactic treatment is recommended. Now, what does too severe/frequent mean? It depends on the person. Ultimately, when the reactions impact a patient's daily life, it's time to consider prophylaxis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give fluorosilicic acid out to people as a prophylaxis?

Is it safe to give fluorosilicic acid out to people as a prophylaxis?

Not safe to ingest: What kind of prophylaxis you want to use it for.It is not safe to ingest, it can cause flouride poisoning. ...Read more

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Which malaria prophylaxis is recommended when traveling to east africa?

Several choices: Malaria is a parasite which is spread by the bite of a mosquito. Prevention of mosquito bites is essential in preventing malaria. In addition, travelers to eastern africa should take preventative medication. It is best to get advice from your travel medicine specialist as each medication (atovaquone/proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine) has benefits and side effects. ...Read more

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Traveling to 4 places in India ( New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Ratambore) what do you recommend for prophylaxis? Thank you.

Traveling to 4 places in India ( New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Ratambore) what do you recommend for prophylaxis? Thank you.

The best way to get: precise advice about this is to call your local Health Dept and ask about a traveler's clinic in your area.In general, routine immunizations recommended for North America should be up to date with strong consideration given to also receiving hepatitis A, typhoid, perhaps hepatitis B.Also, based on your itinerary Japanese encephalitis and rabies vaccines and malaria prophylaxis. Go to Travel Clinic ...Read more

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Is it safe for a two year old child to use prophylaxis malaria pills?

Depends.: There are areas where it is certainly safer to prophylax than risk getting malaria. ...Read more