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Anti Malaria Drug Medication
Generic ok: Pharmacist can dispense generic version of same drug prescribed automatically in most states, a full sub can be done on the permission of your doctor. ...Read more
One phone call away: On your bottle of medicine, is a phone number. You can ask the pharmacist where you got the medicines if they are ok to take together. ...Read more
Yes,: A pregnant shouldn't as a general rule take no medication, illicit or not during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. One glass of wine with dinner not a problem. If there is a compelling need to use a drug, the benefit vs the risk must be weighed by a specialist (high-risk obstetrician). If your planning travelling to an endemic malaria part of the world---fagetaboutit, seriously! ...Read more
I am a breast feeding mother and I took a tablet of lonart anti malaria drug, will it affect my 5months old baby?
How does the antimalarial chloroquine work? Does it passively diffuse into red blood cells to thwart the malaria parasite or does it enter the red blood cells by an active transport process?
Chloroquine: Chloroquine concentrates up to several 1000-fold in the food vacuole of the parasite. Possible mechanisms for this selective accumulation of Chloroquine in the food vacuole are: 1) protonation and ion trapping of the Chloroquine due to the low ph of the food vacuole; 2) active uptake of Chloroquine by a parasite transporter(s); and/or 3) binding of Chloroquine to a specific receptor in the food va. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do anti malaria drugs such as plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) suppress the immune system and cause susceptibility to infections or no ?
No it Does Not: No it does not suppress immune system and cause susceptibility to infections. ...Read more
Malaria as a child now diagnosed Discoid lupus erythematosus, Rash in ears and behind Started 2 weeks steroid cream why are Anti-malaria Drugs used ?
I'm going to Zanzibar in December. Do I need to take anti malaria medication? Is there any medication that I may need to take for that area?
Malaris prophylaxis: Yes, I would recommend malaria prophylaxis. Contact you doctor for advice and a prescription for the medication about a week before you depart. Your doctor would be able to assist on which medication would siut you in regards to your previous and current medical history and allergies. ...Read more
I'm traveling to Zanzibar in December. Do I need to take anti - malaria medication? Is there any medication that I may need to take for that area?
Antimalarial: Zanzibar is malarial. Therefore you would be taking a chance not taking antimalarial prevention medications starting 2 days before you travel there. Simply using mosquito repellent is not sufficient. You could also get advice from a respectable travel service or an infectious disease specialist or a public health officer in your country or the office in Zanzibar. ...Read more
I am taking a anti malaria medication as I am going on a trip it says that other vaccines be not be as effective.Was prescribed dukoral.Can i take it?
Good day, is it okay for my husband to take a medication for anti malaria? Under his condition lately he was diagnose of chronic hepatitis c...
Need vs safety: Sorry to hear of his hepc diagnosis, but this may not cause much trouble at all (should be followed by doc). If he also has malaria, which needs to be treated. If his hepc is not significantly affecting his liver at this point, antimalarial treatment should be fine. It ALS depends on what medicine, dosage, and duration as well. It is best to consult his doc who knows his health status. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife is 12 weeks pregnant and we are going camping at Blyde River Canyon. Should she take anti-malaria medication or is topical prophylaxis sufficient?
Malaria in the world: First, the location of the risk for malaria must be known. Some meds do not work in some areas in the world. So first knowing your risks and what meds work in that locale is vital. Then the meds can be evaluated for safety in pregnancy. Here is a website to learn about malaria risks where you are or are going: http://www.Cdc.Gov/travel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancel your trip: The best alternative to malaria prophylaxis in an endemic area is to cancel your trip. I once met a traveler who tried to prevent malaria in a hot tropical country by wearing long sleeve shirts and long pants and by eating lots of raw garlic. Not only was he an unpopular travel companion, but he ended up in the hospital with cerebral malaria. ...Read more
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