Which medications in the drug class Antimicrobials are used in the treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Antimicrobials

Prophylactic antimicrobial drugs are given to prevent infection in patients receiving chemotherapy.

Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Bactrim DS)

Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMZ) inhibits bacterial growth by inhibiting the synthesis of dihydrofolic acid. All immunocompromised patients should be treated with TMP-SMZ to prevent Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP).


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