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What is cholera?

Cholera is a bacterial infection which mainly occurs by ingestion of contaminated food or water. It is a major health concern and indicates a lack of social development. Cholera outbreaks are linked to areas that have poor access to clean water and sanitation facilities.It can affect people of all age groups. Studies show that 1.3 million to 4.0 million cases of cholera occur every year.

What are its main signs and symptoms?

Cholerasymptoms manifest about 12 hours to 15 days after ingestion of the contaminated food or drink. The infected person can shed the bacteria in the stools for 1-10 days, potentially infecting other people. Major symptoms include:

If untreated, it can cause severe dehydration and prove fatal.

In children, the following symptoms may be seen:

What are its main causes?

Cholerais an infection of the digestive tract caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae. It results in severe bouts of loose stools and dehydration. The harmful effect is due to the toxins produced by the bacterium in the small intestine. This toxin causes impairment of the normal sodium and chloride flow, leading to heavy secretion of water and rapid loss of essential salts and fluid.

Risk factors include:

  • Poor sanitary conditions
  • Decreased or complete loss of stomach acid
  • Living with infected individuals
  • Blood type O
  • Raw or uncooked foods

How is it diagnosed and treated?

Your physician may advise you to undergo the following tests depending on the severity of symptoms:

  • Blood tests: To check for elevated white blood cells, and electrolyte levels.
  • Blood glucose: Glucose levels may drastically reduce, thus prolonging illness.
  • Stool specimen: To isolate and identify Vibrio cholerae in the stool specimen.
  • Kidney function tests: To check for any problems with kidney function.

Treatment includes:

  • Oral rehydration solution: Replenishes lost nutrients and water and restores the fluid-electrolyte balance in the body.
  • Intravenous fluids: For correction of fluid and electrolyte loss.
  • Antibiotics: For severe cases, to shorten the duration of illness and reduce stool volume.
  • Zinc supplements: Shown to improve symptoms.
  • Vaccination: Mostly given to travellers, healthcare and humanitarian workers, immunocompromised individuals and persons who have low stomach acid secretion.

Self-care tips include:

  • Wash your hands before eating.
  • Whenever you are out, use a sanitiser to keep your hands clean.
  • It is advised to drink only boiled water and eat hot, well-cooked foods.
  • Avoid raw foods, especially uncooked meat or fish.
  • Keep a check on dairy products, which may be contaminated.

With prompt and proper management, the mortality is markedly reduced.

  1. Medicines for Cholera
  2. Doctors for Cholera
Dr. Jogya Bori

Dr. Jogya Bori

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Dr. Lalit Shishara

Dr. Lalit Shishara

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Dr. Alok Mishra

Dr. Alok Mishra

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Medicines for Cholera

Medicines listed below are available for Cholera. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
ShancholShanchol Oral Vaccine324.0
AdoxAdox Tablet180.0
BiodoxiBiodoxi 100 Mg Tablet12.0
CodoxCodox 100 Mg Capsule18.0
Codox LCodox L 100 Mg Capsule56.0
CordoxCordox 100 Mg Tablet29.0
DelineDeline 100 Mg Capsule17.0
Detab PlusDetab Plus Tablet46.0
DetabDetab Tablet10.0
DetaxlDetaxl 120 Mg Injection15570.0
DifidoxDifidox 100 Mg Injection399.0
DmtDmt 100 Mg Capsule31.0
Doc DrDoc Dr 100 Mg Tablet49.0
DoxDox 10 Mg Capsule14.0
Doxid (Drakt)Doxid 100 Mg Tablet45.0
DoxificDoxific 100 Mg Injection359.0
DoxikaDoxika 100 Mg Tablet10.0
Dox MDox M 100 Mg Capsule12.0
DoxmoDoxmo 100 Mg Tablet14.0
Doxmo TzDoxmo Tz Tablet42.0
DoxolDoxol Tablet6.0
DoxtDoxt 100 Mg Tablet15.0
Doxy 24Doxy 24 Tablet26.0
DoxyclinDoxyclin 100 Mg Capsule17.0
Doxycycline 100 Mg CapsuleDoxycycline 100 Mg Capsule19.0
DoxydayDoxyday 100 Mg Tablet318.0
DoxylabDoxylab 100 Mg Capsule34.0
DoxylebDoxyleb 100 Mg Capsule15.0
DoxylinDoxylin 100 Mg Capsule13.0
DoxylivDoxyliv 100 Mg Tablet13.0
DoxypalDoxypal 100 Mg Capsule Dr67.0
Doxyrek DrDoxyrek Dr 100 Mg Capsule39.0
Doxy ( A N Pharmacia)Doxy Tablet69.0
Doxytab (Omega)Doxytab Tablet29.0
DoxytinDoxytin Tablet67.0
DoxytopDoxytop 100 Mg Tablet9.0
DoxywellDoxywell 100 Mg Tablet11.0
DuradoxDuradox Capsule13.0
LaaLaa 100 Mg Capsule52.0
LandoxLandox 100 Mg Tablet170.0
LenteclinLenteclin 100 Mg Capsule10.0
Martidox MMartidox M 100 Mg Tablet8.0
NabNab 100 Mg Tablet34.0
Nee (Bennet)Nee 100 Mg Tablet Dt59.0
NovadoxNovadox 100 Mg Tablet6.0
NudoxyNudoxy 100 Mg Capsule10.0
RalidexRalidex 100 Mg Capsule456.0
RapidoxynRapidoxyn 100 Mg Tablet6.0
SeadoxSeadox 100 Mg Tablet8.0
SwidoxSwidox 100 Mg Capsule10.0
TabdoxTabdox 100 Mg Tablet142.0
UltracyclineUltracycline 100 Mg Capsule8.0
WedoxWedox 100 Mg Tablet27.0
Akem TabletAkem Tablet Dt64.0
AndoxAndox Tablet37.0
BidoxBidox 100 Mg Tablet11.0
CadoxyCadoxy 100 Mg Capsule8.0
DcDc 100 Mg Capsule9.0
DocmycinDocmycin 100 Mg Tablet11.0
Dox (Dd Pharma)Dox 75 Mg Capsule57.0
DoxicipDoxicip 100 Mg Capsule10.0
DoxitabDoxitab Tablet35.0
DoxitasDoxitas 100 Mg Tablet17.0
DoxycylineDoxycyline Capsule13.0
DoxygatesDoxygates Tablet37.0
DoxygeeDoxygee 100 Mg Tablet8.0
DoxynDoxyn 100 Mg Tablet16.0
Doxy PlusDoxy Plus 100 Mg Tablet57.0
DoxyricDoxyric 100 Mg Tablet47.0
DoxytabDoxytab 100 Mg Tablet31.0
EffidoxEffidox 100 Mg Capsule28.0
EldoxEldox 100 Mg Capsule29.0
G DoxG Dox Capsule7.0
LytedoxLytedox Tablet24.0
Lytedox LbLytedox Lb Tablet28.0
MinicyclineMinicycline Capsule11.0
MonodoxMonodox Capsule24.0
Mydox SMydox S Tablet53.0
NicodoxyNicodoxy 100 Mg Capsule9.0
Novadox (Radicura)Novadox 100 Mg Tablet98.0
NurodoxNurodox Capsule75.0
OdclinOdclin 100 Mg Capsule29.0
QuidoxQuidox 100 Mg Capsule10.0
R DoxR Dox 100 Mg Tablet34.0
RevidoxRevidox 100 Mg Tablet7.0
Sandox CpSandox Cp 100 Mg Tablet121.0
Sk DoxSk Dox Tablet14.0
SolomycinSolomycin 50 Mg Tablet14.0
TetradoxTetradox 100 Mg Capsule41.0
ZeedoxyZeedoxy Capsule9.0
LedermycinLedermycin 150 Mg Tablet19.91
EntowinEntowin Tablet3.17
Furazolidone 100 Mg TabletFurazolidone 100 Mg Tablet4.31
FuroxoneFuroxone 100 Mg Tablet1.96
FuzoneFuzone 150 Mg Tablet89.02
Adoxy Lb CapsuleAdoxy Lb Capsule59.0
Doxol LbDoxol Lb Tablet47.16
Doxy 1 Ld R ForteDoxy 1 Ld R Forte Capsule71.75
Microdox LbxMicrodox Lbx Capsule63.5
CodoCodo Capsule Xl56.17
Doxt SlDoxt Sl Capsule63.0
Doxy Plus LbDoxy Plus Lb Tablet52.0
DoxytasDoxytas Tablet10.0
Zedox LbZedox Lb Capsule32.62
Agyl FAgyl F 100 Mg/300 Mg Tablet5.87
Aristogyl FAristogyl F 100 Mg/400 Mg Tablet12.4
Deemet FDeemet F 25 Mg/75 Mg Suspension56.7
Dependal MDependal M 100 Mg/300 Mg Tablet5.17
Dezole Mf (Alde)Dezole Mf 100 Mg/300 Mg Tablet4.81
Dyril PlusDyril Plus 100 Mg/300 Mg Tablet32.87
Entrofuran MEntrofuran M 30 Mg/100 Mg Suspension16.38
Furaktin MFuraktin M 100 Mg/300 Mg Tablet50.0
Genogyl FGenogyl F 30 Mg/100 Mg Syrup11.12
Idometrin FIdometrin F 30 Mg/100 Mg Suspension9.3
Kaltin MfKaltin Mf 30 Mg/100 Mg Syrup21.81
Metroquin FMetroquin F Syrup11.23
Ronifur SRonifur S 75 Mg/200 Mg Suspension65.75
Entromax FEntromax F Suspension15.93
EntromaxEntromax 100 Mg/200 Mg Sachet20.35
FurametFuramet 100 Mg/300 Mg Syrup12.06
Furatec MFuratec M 35 Mg/64 Mg Syrup340.0
Furazole MFurazole M Tablet10.35
Lomostop MfLomostop Mf 100 Mg/400 Mg Tablet7.43
Metrogyl FMetrogyl F Suspension19.56
Diafur PlusDiafur Plus Tablet20.0
Dim KidDim Kid 100 Mg/400 Mg/20 Mg Tablet10.95
Lomostop DLomostop D 50 Mg/200 Mg/10 Mg Tablet6.02
Lomostop PlusLomostop Plus 100 Mg/400 Mg/20 Mg Tablet10.0
Dox M OzDox M Oz 100 Mg/500 Mg/50 Mg Tablet85.0
Dox M StDox M St 100 Mg/15 Mg Tablet0.0
DoxysepDoxysep 100 Mg/10 Mg Tablet0.0
Dx 24 SDx 24 S 100 Mg/15 Mg Tablet0.0
Minicycline PlusMinicycline Plus Capsule35.86
Dox M TzDox M Tz 100 Mg/600 Mg Tablet65.0
ImidoxImidox 100 Mg/600 Mg Tablet69.0
TidoTido Tablet55.0
DobactDobact Tablet75.2
Doxypal Dr LDoxypal Dr L Capsule67.75
Ec DoxEc Dox 30 Mg/100 Mg Tablet55.0
Rez Q DRez Q D 600 Mg/100 Mg Tablet223.36
SeptranSeptran DS736.0

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