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Antimalarial Drugs (Overview)

Anti-malaria agents are a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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I am travelling to ghana what antimalarial drug can I take and for how long?

I am travelling to ghana what antimalarial drug can I take and for how long?

A couple of options: The drug mefloquine, or the combination drug artovaquone/proguanil are both options. The first is weekly for 2 weeks before travel until 4 weeks after. The second is daily for 2 days before unti seven days after. Mefloquine is contraindicated in persons with seizures or heart problems. There are other steps to take and other health measures to know about. Visit the websites of the cdc and who. ...Read more

Antimalarial Drugs (Overview)

Anti-malaria agents are a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Which antimalarial drugs are used in areas that have multiple drug resistance?

Which antimalarial drugs are used in areas that have multiple drug resistance?

Complicated: This depends upon which area of the world and to which drugs the parasite has become resistant. Check the cdc website for the state of the region in which you are interested and the drugs currently being recommended. ...Read more

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Why we use antimalarial drugs in treatment of systemic manifestations of sle?

Why we use antimalarial drugs in treatment of systemic manifestations of sle?

See details: Hydroxyxhloroquine (plaquenil) is used because it is not only proven to be effective in treating the common manifestations of lupus but it helps to prevent more serious problems from occurring in the future. ...Read more

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Is azure, the antimalarial drug, a safe thing for g6pd patients?

Is azure, the antimalarial drug, a safe thing for g6pd patients?

Azure?: Many anti-malarial drugs can cause severe hemolysis for patients with g6pd. I have never heard (and just did some search for) a drug called azure to treat malaria. There are azure stains that are used to diagnose malaria, but these are not given to a patient. ...Read more

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How do antimalarial drugs cause abortion?

How do antimalarial drugs cause abortion?

More specific: There are a lot of different anti-malarial drugs. Clindamycin is a drug used to treat and it's very safe in pregnancy, whereas some of the other antiparasitics are known to be more toxic to a pregnancy. Because the cdc lists 9 drugs traditionally used to treat malaria, maybe you want to rephrase your question regarding a specific drug. ...Read more

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I am travelling to ghana what antimalarial drug can I take and for how long?

I am travelling to ghana what antimalarial drug can I take and for how long?

Travel medicine: "MalariaProphylaxis with Lariam (mefloquine), Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) (atovaquone/proguanil), or doxycycline is recommended for all areas. " See: http://www.mdtravelhealth.com/destinations/africa/ghana.php Recommend seeing a travel medicine specialist for particulars. ...Read more

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I am travelling to ghana what antimalarial drug can I take and for how long?

A couple of options: The drug mefloquine, or the combination drug artovaquone/proguanil are both options. The first is weekly for 2 weeks before travel until 4 weeks after. The second is daily for 2 days before unti seven days after. Mefloquine is contraindicated in persons with seizures or heart problems. There are other steps to take and other health measures to know about. Visit the websites of the cdc and who. ...Read more

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Which antimalarial drugs are used in areas that have multiple drug resistance?

Complicated: This depends upon which area of the world and to which drugs the parasite has become resistant. Check the cdc website for the state of the region in which you are interested and the drugs currently being recommended. ...Read more

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Is azure, the antimalarial drug, a safe thing for g6pd patients?

Azure?: Many anti-malarial drugs can cause severe hemolysis for patients with g6pd. I have never heard (and just did some search for) a drug called azure to treat malaria. There are azure stains that are used to diagnose malaria, but these are not given to a patient. ...Read more