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Can Patient On Avonex Take Mefloquine Chemoprophylaxis
27 M, RRMS since 5 yrs. Avonex since 2 yrs., ED is the main symptom. Viagra not working. Early morning T levels 320ng/dl. Can MS patient take T supp?
Answers: If you have MS and ED, you may have spinal cord involvement as the culprit, so, would first focus on the MS. Get off Avonex, it is the least effective drug on the market, and may be contributing to your ED. Consider an oral agent such as Gilenya or Aubagio. You certainly could take testosterone but there are risks and a urologist should get involved. Take vitamin D-3 supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife and I have been trying to get pregnant. A trip to Africa just came up and we do not know if she is pregnant. Is it ok for her to take mefloquine?
Antimalarials: Some antimalarial medications are considered safe to take during pregnancy. A pregnant woman is advised not to go to areas where malaria is quite prevalent. Your question would be best answered by an expert in public health and infectious diseases as well as by your obstetrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mosquito bites: Are you in a country where there are malaria parasite carrying mosquotoes, but not all mosquitos cause malaria.If you are in endemic area, or have travelled there, than you have to see if you come up with fever, than seek treatment.You can use local steroid cream or calamine lotion for the rash.So good luck, let us know where you have been. ...Read more
Now Category B: The fda has upgraded Mefloquine to a category b drug and the cdc now recommends this medicine for prevention and treatment of malaria in all trimesters of pregnancy. Malaria in pregnancy can be more severe than in non pregnant individuals & pregnant moms run risk of passing it to the baby before or during delivery. If travel to malaria area cannot be delayed, Mefloquine is wise--breastfeeding too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm going to india on feb 2. My doctor perscribed mefloquine for me to take. But I have a tooth ache. Another doctor perscribed amoxicillin be taken. Which one should I take?
Don't wait!: Make sure you get a complete and thorough dental examination as soon as possible. Then make sure that you get whatever dental treatment is necessary to prevent a flare-up or dental emergency while you are away. If that happens, you will not be a happy camper trying to find a competent dentist to treat you. Don't rely on medications alone. When you get back, complete the rest of your treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not a good idea: All interferons are considered to have potential for teratogenic risk, and should be discontinued prior to conception and pregnancy. Meds should be restarted after labor and delivery, but if breastfeeding, would not take Avonex at that time either. Copaxone far safer for pregnancy and works far better than avonex, which is clearly the least effective ms drug on the market. Consider a change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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