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What is prophylaxis?
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
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In brief: Prevention
Giving a medication, vaccine or treatment to prevent a disease.

In brief: Prevention
Giving a medication, vaccine or treatment to prevent a disease.
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
In brief: Taking to prevent
The term implies taking or being administered a medication before to prevent it from happening.
For example to take a heartburn medicine to prevent it. You are taking it prophylactic.

In brief: Taking to prevent
The term implies taking or being administered a medication before to prevent it from happening.
For example to take a heartburn medicine to prevent it. You are taking it prophylactic.
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