From our women and development MA student who is a medical doctor, a timely advise. Kindly disseminate:
Post-exposure prophylaxis for leptospirosis:
- single exposure to flood water WITHOUT wounds/ cuts/ skin lesions: Doxycycline 100mg/cap 2 caps single dose within 24-72 hours - single
exposure WITH wounds/ cuts/ skin lesions: Doxycycline 100 mg/ cap 2
caps once a day for 3-5 days to be started immediately withi 24-72 hours - for CONTINUOUS exposure with or without wounds: Doxycycline 100 mg/ cap once weekly until the end of exposure (additional)
Doxycycline is CONTRAINDICATED in children, pregnant women, breast
feeding or in those allergic similar drugs ( tetracycline, minocycline).
May need dose adjustment for those with liver of kidney disease.
NOT TAKE with iron supplements, multivitamins, calcium supplements (
including milk or dairy products) within 2 hours before or after taking