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Plague  Lesson 5
 Medical Management

Mass Casualty & Postexposure Prophylaxis

Adult Preferred choices:

  • Doxycycline - 100 mg PO BID
  • Ciprofloxacin - 500 mg PO BID

Adult Alternative choices:

  • Chloramphenicol - 25 mg/kg PO QID

Children Preferred choices:

  • Doxycycline - If >=45kg give adult dosage If <45 kg then give 2.2 mg/kg PO BID
  • Ciprofloxacin - 20 mg/kg PO BID

 


Children Alternative choices:

  • Chloramphenicol - 25 mg/kg PO QID

Pregnant Women Preferred choices:

  • Doxycycline - 100 mg PO BID
  • Ciprofloxacin - 500 mg PO BID

Pregnant Women Alternative choices:

  • Chloramphenicol - 25 mg/kg PO QID
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