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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pcp?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
8 doctors agree

In brief: ID doc consult...

Standard therapy for pcp (p.
Jirovecii) is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (tmp-smx). Depending on the degree of infection, Prednisone may be used, to control inflammation. People with sulfa allergies can alternatively receive Clindamycin + Primaquine or Atovaquone (mepron). Ensure that a "g-6-pd test" is done and is normal, or else a rapidly developing anemia can ensue with the use of tmp-smx.

In brief: ID doc consult...

Standard therapy for pcp (p.
Jirovecii) is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (tmp-smx). Depending on the degree of infection, Prednisone may be used, to control inflammation. People with sulfa allergies can alternatively receive Clindamycin + Primaquine or Atovaquone (mepron). Ensure that a "g-6-pd test" is done and is normal, or else a rapidly developing anemia can ensue with the use of tmp-smx.
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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Several

Pcp is a term for pneumocystis carinni now call p.
Jirovessi. Usual therapy requires septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) although other special antibiotics are useful in case patient is allergic or resistnt to sulfas. Important to know that severe infections required concomitant steroids.

In brief: Several

Pcp is a term for pneumocystis carinni now call p.
Jirovessi. Usual therapy requires septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) although other special antibiotics are useful in case patient is allergic or resistnt to sulfas. Important to know that severe infections required concomitant steroids.
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
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Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
Treatment includes TMP/SMX, Pentamidine, Atovoqoune, Dapsone and Clindamycin to name a few. Discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: PCP tx

Agree with other doctors.
Aerosolized pentamidine is also used for prophylaxis and treatment of pcp.

In brief: PCP tx

Agree with other doctors.
Aerosolized pentamidine is also used for prophylaxis and treatment of pcp.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. John Leander Po
Due to its severe side effects, pentamidine isn't used to any great degree today-
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Thanks for the update, Dr. Po
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