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Volume 8, Number 10—October 2002
THEME ISSUE
Bioterrorism-related Anthrax

Bioterrorism-related Anthrax

Antimicrobial Postexposure Prophylaxis for Anthrax: Adverse Events and Adherence

Colin W. Shepard*Comments to Author , Montse Soriano-Gabarro*, Elizabeth R. Zell*, James Hayslett*, Susan Lukacs*, Susan Goldstein*, Stephanie Factor*†, Joshua Jones*, Renee Ridzon*, Ian Williams*, Nancy Rosenstein*, and the CDC Adverse Events Working Group
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †New York Academy of Medicine, New York, New York, USA;

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Table 3

Adverse events at 10 and 30 days, by most recent antimicrobial agent, all sites,a 2001–2002

Adverse events Day 10

Day 30

Ciprofloxacin (%)
(n=2,446) Doxycycline (%)
(n=165) p value Ciprofloxacin (%)
(n=737) Doxycycline (%)
(n=2,050) p value
>1 adverse event 45 49 0.27 77 71 <0.01
Gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, or heartburn) 26 26 0.89 42 49 <0.01
Fainting, dizziness, light-headedness, or seizuresb 18 11 0.08 23 18 0.01
Rash, hives, or itchy skin 7 7 0.8 14 14 0.6
Joint problemsb 8 7 0.6 25 16 <0.01

aDay 10 data includes the Florida, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., Brentwood sites; Day 30 data includes the Florida, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Hart Senate Building , and New York City sites.
bDay 10 reports of these symptoms not collected at the Florida site.

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