Chemoprophylaxis

What is Chemoprophylaxis?

Chemoprevention (also Chemoprophylaxis) refers to the administration of a medication for the purpose of preventing disease or infection. Antibiotics, for example, may be administered to patients with disorders of immune system function to prevent bacterial infections (particularly opportunistic infection). Antibiotics may also be administered to healthy individuals to limit the spread of an epidemic, or to patients who have repeated infections (such as urinary tract infections) to prevent recurrence. It may also refer to the administration of heparin to prevent deep venous thrombosis in hospitalized patients.

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I have psoriatic arthritis and have been exposed to influenza A. I take Humira and prednisone. Can I get a flu shot and take Tamiflu at the same...

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You'd better not

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if you've been exposed to a confirmed case of influenza then post-exposure chemoprophylaxis...

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In the recent XXXXXXX flooding, my wife had to travel through knee deep water for 10 mins. Is there a need for preventive medication for...

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She can have chemoprophylaxis with doxycycline.

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I had my first very painful experience with new diagnosis of herpies. I have had plenty of stress over the past decade but little in the past 2...

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the incubation period is only a few days

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it takes only a few days before the newly acquired herpes virus...

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