Mu Sigma Phi Sorority

The first medical sorority in the Philippines and in Asia.
An unbroken line of over a thousand lady doctors from the University of the Philippines Manila.

Updates

MU RELIEF: Typhoon Maring

19 August 2013



The Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity and Sorority, together with the 37th Medical Student Council, is dispensing Doxycycline capsules for post-exposure prophylaxis at key-sites around the UP Manila Campus. 

For those needing it, just contact the following:
UPCM-PGH (MU Hut/DrugBank) - Nicole Sacayan 09229894518
Cityland (new) - Jom Dychioco 09328467235
RPR - Carlo Elises 09178010990
Adri Towers - Emmanuel Limpin 09258843050
Grand Adri - Isabella Supnet 09225356100 or 09275711017
UT - Nikki Ramos 09328787655
VDM - Denisa Oraya 09333135283


Guidelines for rational Doxcycline use per 2010 PSMID Leptospirosis CPG:

LOW-RISK EXPOSURE - single history of wading in flood or contaminated water without wounds, cuts or open lesions of the skin. --> Doxycycline two 100mg capsules single dose w/in 24 to 72 hrs after exposure

MODERATE-RISK EXPOSURE - single history of wading in flood or contaminated water and the presence of wounds, cuts, or open lesions of the skin, OR accidental ingestion of contaminated water. --> Doxycycline two 100mg capsules once daily for 3-5 days to be started immediately within 24 to 72 hours from exposure

HIGH-RISK EXPOSURE - individuals with continuous exposure (those having more than a single exposure or several days such as those residing in flooded areas, rescuers and relief workers) of wading in flood or contaminated water with or without wounds, cuts or open lesions of the skin. --> Doxycycline two 100mg capsules once weekly until the end of exposure

Precaution:
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS/ CONTRAINDICATIONS BEFORE TAKING PROPHYLAXIS/ REGIMEN OF DOXYCYCLINE.