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what is the best drug for malaria pls?

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Dr. Louis Petrie
34 years experience Travel Medicine
Best Malaria Drug: The first question is for treatment or prevention or Malaria. If this question is about treatment, you need to seek qualified medical attention promptly. For prevention, Doxycycline, Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) and Laruim are all considered drugs of choice. The first two taken daily and Laruim taken weekly, each for varying lengths of time. Recommend Googling "CDC Yellow Book Malaria" for in depth recommendations.
Answered on Oct 5, 2015
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Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
The CDC updates there information on prophylaxis for the area you are going to every 2 weeks.
Jul 25, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends...: There are a # of antimalarial drugs (chloroquine, Malarone, Coartem, (artemether and lumefantrine) Lariam, artesunate, quinine, quinidine & combination of quinine & either doxycline or clindamyin. Medication choices depend on a # of factors: Which species of Malaria? What area of the world did the person become infected & is there drug resistant Malaria there? Does the person have any concurrent infections? Pregnancy? >
Answered on Oct 31, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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Medication interactions? Medication allergies? Severity of illness?
Oct 17, 2014

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