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What is the antibiotic for prevention from tetanus?
- 28 Aug 2017 by qaiedlotf
- 30 August 2017
Antibiotics (for example, metronidazole [Flagyl, Flagyl 375, Flagyl ER], penicillin G or doxycycline [Adoxa, Alodox, Avidoxy, Doryx, Monodox, Oracea, Oraxyl, Periostat, Vibramycin, Vibramycin Calcium, Vibramycin Monohydrate, Vibra-Tabs]) to kill the bacteria, tetanus booster shot, if necessary, and occasionally, antitoxin (termed tetanus immune globulin or TIG) to neutralize the toxin.
Masso gave you good info.
The treatment for a dirty wound is tetanus toxoid which is not an antibiotic.
If you did get an antibiotic it may be due the appearance of the wound and the doctor wants to treat the infection in addition to toxoid to prevent tetanus.
It could be a situation that the type of wound has a good chance of getting infected. I believe that is an abuse of antibiotics and it brings down your sensitivity to these bacteria if you receive them when no infection is present.
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