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How Soon After Taking Malaria Tablets Can I Try For A Baby
A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. These parasites infect red blood cells, causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to four weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more
Not recommended: Most malaria treatments and preventive regimens do not recommend use while breastfeeding. Depending on length of needed and age of baby you could "pump and dump" to ensure milk productiion continues until treatment is done. A full discussion with health care provided is needed to get the best and safest regimen. ...Read more
How long after taking malaria pills can you try to have a baby? Are there any effective options that
Varies with the meds: There are several medications for prevention of malaria when traveling. Some are ok for use in pregnancy, while others are not. Some stay in the body days to weeks, while others stay in the body many weeks. An infectious disease doctor, or a primary care doctor with knowledge of travel medicine or tropical medicine, can look up the details for various drugs and write the prescription. ...Read more
I was talking an anti malaria tablet which I found out is a folic acid antagonist before I knew I was pregnant can this harm my baby?
Still taking it??: Some antimalaria tablets are not recommended in pregnancy at all, and some are safer (or at least have more data in pregnancy). Several drugs are Folic Acid antagonists. If you've stopped that drug and are now on prenatal folate, (folic acid) you may be okay. The first trimester is very important for organogenesis, though. Please discuss with your OB doctor. ...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?
Possibly: It depends on what anti-malarial medication your doctor has chosen to give you. If your doctor chose doxycycline, it may decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptive pills. However, other anti-malarials like Aralen (chloroquine) and Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride) do not have this effect on most oral contraceptives. ...Read more
Generally yes.: 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
Depends: The length of time an antimalarial drug stays in your system depends on the specific drug. Speak to a pharmacist about specific therapies. ...Read more
In a country of only 10 million there have been 1, 600-2, 500 malaria cases & 10 deaths yearly w/ reports of tourists coming home w/ malaria themselves.
Currently, the country has a cholera outbreak. In 2012 there were 7, 766 cases & 62 deaths.
Bring an antibiotic in case of infectious diarrhea too. Remember! Pepto-bismol interferes with Doxycycline absorption--do not mix them! ...Read more
Yes: No known interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Some malaria pills are not advisable to be taken during pregnancy. Which medication are you planning to take?
Discuss with your physician and refer to following information:
http://www. Nhs. Uk/chq/Pages/malaria-tablets-while-trying-to-get-pregnant. Aspx? CategoryID=54&SubCategoryID=129 ...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
Malaria in Africa:
Where you travel to in africa does make a difference. Mosquito species vary by region and local resistance patterns influence choice. There are many potential options for prevention. Visit the website of the cdc to investigate.
Here is a url that may be helpful:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/malaria/travelers/index. Html. ...Read more
Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil): But it needs to be taken daily. ...Read more
Yes but low risk: The rate of infection during pregnancy depends on many factors, but remains low. It is about 1% in moms who have developed anti-malaria antibodies and about 10% in those that have not. However, I would be more concerned about the health of the baby as the parasite may pack the placenta and reduce oxygen delivered to the baby. Seek care from a ob/gyn who has experience with high risk pregnancies. ...Read more
Blood test: If the baby has developed the disease it will be apparent on a blood smear. ...Read more
Not that simple: You need to see your doctor if you are on chronic medication, or suffering from chronic diseases, as there might be interaction with medications. Also one needs to know where you are going and for how long. ...Read more
Good day. I will be going to Mozambique tomorrow. Please may you assist with a prescription for malaria tablets. My medical savings are depleted.
You posted this: Question on the general health /medical education site of HealthTap. We do not treat or diagnose health problems on HealthTap Basic. I am sorry but the HealthTap treatment sites (Prime and Concierge) do not provide free medical care or free prescriptions. ...Read more
Is it true that medicine sold on the counter in north america are different from the ones sold in central america or mexico? Example (malaria tablets)
Yes if it is same: Same medication, same dose will be same all over the world. We have very strict fda rules that maintain safety, purity, standardization, prevention of adulterated medication, some of the countries may not have those standards then it is your luck, getting real thing or fake. ...Read more
Any age: As far as I know, a human of any age can be attacked by a vicious mosquito and get infected. Cerebral involvement is most common with falciparum variety. ...Read more
Treatments: Antimalarial drugs all unique ways of treating and preventing the disease, but with commonality in targeting the parasite and killing it. ...Read more
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