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Do malaria tablets stop your pill working?

Do malaria tablets stop your pill working?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Malaria (Definition)

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


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What malaria tablets do I need if I'm going to ghana?

What malaria tablets do I need if I'm going to ghana?

MefloqunMalaroneDoxy: For Ghana you have choice of Mefloquin to be tyaken once a week starting one week before departure and4 weeks after return Malarone taken daily start 2 days prior to departure and 7 days after return Doxycycline daily Start 1-2 days before ...Read more

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Is there a need of malaria tablets for travel to the dominican republic?

Is there a need of malaria tablets for travel to the dominican republic?

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 more

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Should I take malaria pills for viet nam?

Should I take malaria pills for viet nam?

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 more

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Do I need to take malaria pills daily for india?

Do I need to take malaria pills daily for india?

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 more

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What are the alternatives to anti-malaria pills?

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

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Please answer! what malaria tablets do I need when traveling to africa?

Please answer! what malaria tablets do I need when traveling to africa?

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

Dr. David Kurss
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