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HealthWiki > A Book for Midwives > Medicines: uses, dosage, and precautions for the medicines referred to in this book > Problem index


This section gives detailed information about the medicines mentioned in this book. Each medicine is listed by its generic (scientific) name, in the order of the alphabet:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Information about birth control pills and medicines for HIV starts after the alphabetical list. To use this list, look up a medicine by its name or use the index of problems below. This index gives the page number where more information about a health problem can be found, and names the medicines we suggest for treating that health problem. Be sure to read more about any health problem before trying to treat it.

Problem See medicines
allergic reaction adrenaline, diphenhydramine, hydrocortisone,
promethazine
bacterial vaginosis metronidazole
bleeding
after birth ergometrine , oxytocin, misoprostol
after a miscarriage or abortion ergometrine, misoprostol
chancroid erythromycin, ceftriaxone
chlamydia erythromycin, amoxicillin
emergency contraception birth control pills (ethinyl estradiol, levonorgestrel)
eclampsia magnesium sulfate, diazepam
eye care for newborns erythromycin, tetracycline
genital warts (HPV) bichloracetic acid, trichloracetic acid
gonorrhea ceftriaxone,cefixime
herpes acyclovir
HIV See here and here efavirenz, lamivudine, nevirapine, tenofovir,
zidovudine
infections
bladder or kidney amoxicillin, cotrimoxazole
in pregnancy ampicillin, metronidazole
after birth ampicillin, gentamicin, metronidazole
in a newborn ampicillin, gentamicin
breast dicloxacillin, erythromycin
in the womb, from untreated STI amoxicillin, cefixime, ceftriaxone, erythromycin,
metronidazole
from female genital cutting erythromycin
after a miscarriage or abortion

ampicillin, gentamicin, metronidazole, doxycycline,

tetanus toxoid, tetanus antitoxin
malaria artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT),
clindamycin, quinine
medication to numb
for sewing a tear or doing MVA lidocaine
pain paracetamol
placenta not coming out oxytocin, misoprostol
preventing infection
for people with HIV, see here and here cotrimoxazole
preventing infection of the womb
after an invasive procedure amoxicillin, metronidazole
syphilis benzathine benzylpenicillin, erythromycin
trichomonas metronidazole
yeast clotrimazole, gentian violet, miconazole, nystatin



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