HIB vaccination – HIB infection is one of the leading cause of pneumonia and meningitis in infants and toddlers, though the incidence declines with advancing age and uncommon beyond 5 years. Although considered as an essential vaccine by lAP for all children, high cost prohibits its inclusion in NIS. Currently,… Continue Reading HIB vaccination – contents, supply & storage, protection

DPT vaccine (Triple vaccine) is a combination vaccine against three diseases – Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertusis. Currently, DPT is also Commercially available as combination vaccines with HBV and/or HIB vaccine. Two other related vaccines are – DT (devoid of pertusis component), and DTaP (containing only acellular component of pertusis bacilli).… Continue Reading DPT vaccine and its side effects

Glucocorticoids medications therapy will cause adrenal suppression. This affects adrenal function for up to 12 months. However, the patient’s stress response will return within 14 to 30 days. So a dentist should take care of following points during dental procedures: There is no need for glucocorticoids medications replacement therapy for… Continue Reading Glucocorticoids medications

Antithyroid drugs or Antithyroid medication – There are several types of hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism occurs due to over production of EU3 and Er4 by the gland itself. This responds to drug treatment or by radioactive iodine or by surgical ablation of the gland. Thyrotoxicosis results from ingestion of excessive quantities of thyroid… Continue Reading Antithyroid drugs or Antithyroid medication

Antitussives – Cough is a protective reflex. It helps in the expulsion of respiratory secretion or foreign particles from air passages. Stimulation of mechano-or chemoreceptors in throat, respiratory passages or stretch receptors in the lungs leads to cough. Antitussives Cough suppressant agents are called antitussives. These drugs act: • By… Continue Reading Antitussives