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Author Topic: Alternative PCP prophylaxis drugs  (Read 3677 times)

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Offline Cliff

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Alternative PCP prophylaxis drugs
« on: December 19, 2006, 05:46:42 PM »
Does Doxycycline offer any protection against PCP (even if it's not as potent as Bactrim)?

Offline gerry

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Re: Alternative PCP prophylaxis drugs
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2006, 07:52:38 PM »
No it doesn't.  Or at least there's no proof that it does.  If you're using the doxy for a skin infection, keep in mind that bactrim may be used for that purpose as well, except that the dose is double that of PCP prophylaxis dose. 

Offline thunter34

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Re: Alternative PCP prophylaxis drugs
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2006, 07:55:16 PM »
Hey, Cliff!

Ray just happens to have posted some alternatives in the 'Side Effects' forum under 'Septin is bad for your social life'.

Just FYI.

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Offline cubbybear

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Re: Alternative PCP prophylaxis drugs
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2006, 07:38:43 AM »
Hey Cliff.

I found the easiest PCP prophylaxis med. to take was aerosolised pentamidine.  I would go to the hospital clinic for half hour, once a month, breath that stuff in, and leave straight after the usual vital stat check to make sure I was ok.  Worked like a charm, and only taking it once a month suited me.  I am allergic to bactrim, so I used Primaquine & Clindamycin to treat my PCP when I had it, and the aerosolised pentamidine once a month for prophylaxis.

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