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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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you advise if I'm traveling to uganda for three months and want to know which anti-malaria pills are the best to take?
Anti-malaria pills: There are several antimalarial drugs that are available. You & your doc can decide on the best drug for you - based on travel plans, medical history, age, drug allergies, pregnancy status, & other factors. Make sure to allow enough time for some of the drugs to become effective and for a pharmacy to get these meds. Travel medicine or ID specialists can help. Don't forget - AVOID the BITE! ...Read more
In Malawi for 30 days, on Docycyline. I ran out of pills and cannot go into town until Tuesday. Four days without malaria pills, what are my chances?
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
I have Malaria pills from 2014 that I couldn't use then. They say discard after 2015. I am going to Hanoi, Vietnam & wand to now if I can use them.
Malaria pills: Medications which are expired need to be thrown away and not used since they are not safe to take. The medication can degrade and change in unpredictable ways and be potentially harmful. It is better to buy new medication. ...Read more
Please don't: Although in some countries it can be easy to get medications OTC but you should consult physician to determine which medication will be appropriate in your case and how long it should be taken. ...Read more
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