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Malaria Tablets And Bc Pills
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
The word comes from italian "mala aria" (bad air), from the belief the disease was caused by unhealthy air in swampy districts. Spread by mosquitoes, the parasite enter the bloodstream & infect red blood cells causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to 4 weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more
Do malarone pills(taken to prevent malaria) affect the reliability of yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill? How many hours in between should i leave to take them both?
I will be travelling for a month so will be taking the combined pill to stop my period, and doxycycline for malaria , will it affect the pill?
Ask your doctor: I don't think so but ask your doctor ...Read more
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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CDC: indicates that Malarial prophylaxis may be recommended depending on " where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing," Would discuss this wi a travel medicine specialist. See: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/vietnam ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Depends on where you are going and how long you'll be there. It also depends on your (and your doctor's) view on risk: some experts recommend "standby treatment" instead of "prophylaxis" for travel to india. In the us we're more likely to recommend prophylaxis. See a travel medicine expert. Find one at www.Istm.Org (international society of travel medicine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancel your trip: The best alternative to malaria prophylaxis in an endemic area is to cancel your trip. I once met a traveler who tried to prevent malaria in a hot tropical country by wearing long sleeve shirts and long pants and by eating lots of raw garlic. Not only was he an unpopular travel companion, but he ended up in the hospital with cerebral malaria. ...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
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