Drugs & Medical Appliances

PEP in Kenya: Post Exposure Prophylaxis Drugs

Post-exposure prophylaxis, also known as post-exposure prevention (PEP), is any preventive medical treatment started after exposure to a pathogen to prevent the infection from occurring. PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) means taking antiretroviral medicines (ART) after being potentially exposed to HIV to prevent becoming infected. The PEP should be used only in emergencies and must be started …

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Transdermal Contraceptive Patch Kenya A contraceptive patch, also known as “the patch”, is a transdermal patch applied to the skin that releases synthetic estrogen and progestin hormones to prevent pregnancy. Transdermal Contraceptive Patch Mechanism of Action The mechanism of action of this patch is similar to that of oral contraceptives (OCs), which act by suppressing …

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Diaphragm Contraceptive Kenya

Diaphragm Contraceptive Kenya The diaphragm is a barrier method of birth control. Diaphragms usually come in different sizes and require a fitting appointment with a health care professional to determine which size a woman should wear. Single size diaphragms that do not require fitting also exist A correctly fitting diaphragm will cover the cervix and …

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Insulin Kenya: image of insulin syringe ,and glucometer

Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar (glucose) from carbohydrates in the food that you eat for energy or to store glucose for future use. Insulin helps keeps your blood sugar level from getting too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia). Insulin Kenya The hormone insulin is …

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