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· Cipro (Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride) Approved for Inhalation Anthrax)

· Doxycycline and Penicillin G Procaine for Inhalational Anthrax (Post-Exposure)

§ Public Health Emergency Home Preparation Instructions for Doxycycline
Includes the pamphlet, "In an Emergency: How to Prepare Doxycycline for Children and Adults Who Cannot Swallow Pills" (updated 7/2/2008)

· Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Larotid, Trimox, Wymox) Use by Pregnant and Lactating Women (11/20/2001)

Chemical Agents

· Atropen (atropine autoinjector)
FDA has approved new dosage forms of the Atropen for use in children and adolescents exposed to certain nerve agents or insecticides. The Atropen has been approved since 1973 for use in adults. FDA Talk Paper(6/20/2003)

Radiation Emergencies

· Calcium-DTPA and Zinc-DTPA Information (For pediatric information, please view the labels.)
Conditions under which calcium-DTPA (Ca-DTPA) and zinc-DTPA (Zn-DTPA) can be found to be safe and effective for the treatment of internal contamination with plutonium, americium, or curium to increase the rates of elimination of these substances from the body. (9/12/2003)

· Potassium Iodide

§ Frequently Asked Questions on Potassium Iodide (KI) (2/21/2002; updated 3/29/2011)

§ Home Preparation Procedure for Emergency Administration of Potassium Iodide Tablets to Infants and Small Children (PDF – 33KB) (7/3/2002)

§ FDA Talk Paper: Guidance on Protection of Children and Adults Against Thyroid Cancer in Case of Nuclear Accident. (12/10/2001)

· Prussian Blue Information
FDA approved Radiogardase, also known as Prussian blue, to treat people exposed to radiation contamination, due to harmful levels of cesium-137 or thallium. (10/2/2003)

§ Radiogardase (Prussian Blue) Labeling (PDF – 208KB) (prescribing information for children and adults)

Source: FDA Bio-Terrorism preparedness

Author: TxNaturalPediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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