Antiperiodics inhibit a disease having periodic recurrences; e.g.
For 2 years he went tho similar recurrences of respiratory distress each time he got croup.
Blood chemistries are also useful in monitoring the effectiveness of treatment for all types of cancer and in following the course of the disease and detecting recurrences.
Certain drugs being used as of 2004 for treatment could also be suitable for prevention, at least prevention of recurrences.
An antibiotic (usually trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole) is sometimes given to children with Wegener's granulomatosis to control flares, or recurrences of the disease.