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How Soon After Taking Malaria Tablets Can I Try For A Baby
Might die.: This disease is one of the major causes of infant mortality in areas of the world in which it is endemic.
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
I am a breast feeding mother and I took a tablet of lonart anti malaria drug, will it affect my 5months old baby?
Possibly: Lonart is contraindicated with breastfeeding. In fact due to its long half life it is recommended that breastfeeding not resume until a week after finished taking the medication.
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.
Depends: The length of time an antimalarial drug stays in your system depends on the specific drug. Speak to a pharmacist about specific therapies.
Agree and...: 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!See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: No known interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
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.
Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil): But it needs to be taken daily.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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