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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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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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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?

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?

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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What antimalarial medication is safe for a breastfeeding mum?

What antimalarial medication is safe for a breastfeeding mum?

Antimalarial: I don't quite understand your concern. My mother - may she rest in peace- had no issues with three sons and one daughter. The births took place over 8 years and that was 64 years ago.
Relax and enjoy your child! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a nursing mother take an antimalarial?

Please tell me, could a nursing mother take an antimalarial?

Yes: Most antimalarials are secreted in very small amounts in the breast milk. Too small to cause the baby any harm. ...Read more

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My husband & I are traveling to Africa and I have been prescribed antimalarial-atovaquone proquanil. We are ready to have a baby. What are the risks?

My husband & I are traveling to Africa and I have been prescribed antimalarial-atovaquone proquanil. We are ready to have a baby. What are the risks?

Not if pregnant: The only preventative malaria medicine for this area--in possible case of pregnancy--is use of Mefloquine but not atovaquone/proguanil. You should let your doctor know about possibility of pregnancy and he can switch your prescription. Mefloquine has side effects you should learn about but is safer for a potential fetus. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I have SLE Lupus and pulmonary fibrosis. Is there a way to get rid of the cough. I use oxygen, take prednisone, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) antimalarial meds.

I have SLE Lupus and pulmonary fibrosis. Is there a way to get rid of the cough. I use oxygen, take prednisone, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) antimalarial meds.

Could not help much: I am sorry to tell unfortunately, with the SLE and pulm. Fibrosis bec. Of the lung scarring you have this cough which couldn't be helped much. Supressing cough with medicines like codeine linctus help in heart failure patients, but in ur case, should not precipitate infections by suppressing cough. If you are on medicatio like lisinopril for HTN/kidney dz from lupus, it can also contribute ...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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Can I use contraceptives with antimalaria drugs?

Can I use contraceptives with antimalaria drugs?

Yes but: Contraceptives can be safely taken with antimalarial drugs, however it is advisable to use other forms of birth control as a precaution. There have been rare incidents of contraceptive failure during simultaneous use of anti-infectives (mostly anti-biotics) and oral contraceptives. So be safe. Use other forms of birth control. ...Read more

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Pharmacist can give me other anti-malaria drug on request?

Pharmacist can give me other anti-malaria drug on request?

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

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What is the best anti-malaria drug for traveling in latin america?

What is the best anti-malaria drug for traveling in latin america?

Varies: Obviously depends upon the season, where you will be and how long you will be staying, but the best advice is available on cdc website, or consult with your local travel physician. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a 27weeks pregnant woman take antimalaria drug?

Please tell me, could a 27weeks pregnant woman take antimalaria drug?

Malaria/ pregnancy: Ferile pregnant patients who have been to an area where malaria is endemic can result in serious morbidity and mortality. Gravid patient are 10 times more likely to contract malaria than non gravid ones.
For 27 weeks gestation, the best option for anti malaria include:
chloroquine, quinine, atovaquone-proguanil, and mefloquine. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more