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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)

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


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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

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How long after taking malaria pills can you try to have a baby? Are there any effective options that

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

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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

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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?

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?

Malaria: The most important issue here is NOT to get stung by a mosquito. If you have candles, or topical re[ellants that you can use, do so, also sleep with a mosquito net or mosquito electric or manual burner.

Quinine are available in Tonic Water, so drinking that can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Are malaria tablets needed for travel to laos?

Are malaria tablets needed for travel to laos?

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

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Do I need malaria tablets for travel to nairobi?

Probably: Much of sub-saharan africa is at risk for malaria. If you are traveling outside of nairobi, preventive measures would be advisable. Check with the cdc at: http://wwwnc.Cdc.Gov/travel/destinations/kenya.Htm. ...Read more

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How long does malaria tablets stay in your system?

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

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Can I stop taking my malaria tablets before the course is over?

Can I stop taking my malaria tablets before the course is over?

Not a good idea: No it is not a good idea as you will get relapse of the Malaria Finish the course as prescribed ...Read more

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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.

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

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Do I need a prescription for malaria tablets?

Yes: In the USA all medications used for management of malaria require prescription. Your doctor will prescribe based on the prevalence of resistance in the area your are travelling to ...Read more

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Can I buy anti malaria pills over the counter ?

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

Dr. David Kurss
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