- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for fever:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Acetaminophen for fever
- Antibiotics for brucellosis:
- Doxycycline (Doryx, Vibramycin, Bio-Tab)
- Rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane)
- Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (Bactrim, Septra)
- Gentamicin (Garamycin, Gentacidin)
- The most widely prescribed antibiotic regimen options are:
- Doxycycline and rifampin for 6 weeks
- Doxycycline for 6 weeks and streptomycin for 2 to 3 weeks
- Doxycycline for 6 weeks and gentamicin for 1 week.
- Doxycycline and rifampin for 6 weeks and gentamicin for 2 weeks
- Used to reduce inflammation in those with nervous system infection
Brucellosis Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of brucellosis.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- Am I contagious?
- For how long?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having this problem again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat brucellosis:
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