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Can I begin taking 1 form of malaria medication and then switch to another after?

Can I begin taking 1 form of malaria medication and then switch to another after?

Sure: Sometimes one type of malaria preventive therapy has to be changed to another due to side effects. During treatment of vivax malaria also one medication (chloroquine) is used first - to kill the blood forms - then followed by Primaquine to eradicate the form in the liver that can cause relapses. ...Read more

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Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Go to Urologist: I assume you have have been tested for all organisms and taken the appropriate amount of antibiotics for time as directed by the Doctor who gave them to you. Plumbing problem. You may have a Vesicoureteral reflux the retrograde passage of urine from the bladder into the upper urinary tract. This can be diagnosed by either a contrast voiding cystourethrogram or radionuclide cystogram. ...Read more

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Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

No: Reyataz is the brand name for atazanavir, and belongs in the protease inhibitor of antiretroviral drugs. It is one of several other drugs that can be used to treat a person infected with hiv, but is not used for prophylaxis. ...Read more

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What exactly is a mental health check?

What exactly is a mental health check?

Wellness screen: A mental health check is brief screening of emotional, social and occupational functioning that is often done as a part of a annual medical check-up. Mental health checks are a good way of identifying people who have undiagnosed but very treatable mental health concerns. ...Read more

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Define health is wealth?

Definition: Good health, mental , physical & spiritual, leads to enjoyment of life to its fullest. Wealth without good health cannot provide any quality to your life. Thus goes this saying! health leads to wealth, but not vice versa! ...Read more

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What's the difference between mefloquine lariam & mefliam mefloquine hydrochloride tablets?

What's the difference between mefloquine lariam & mefliam mefloquine hydrochloride tablets?

Both are same: Lariam is the brand name of mefloquin which is manufactured by roche pharma.Mefloquin hudrochloride the generic name of lariam. ...Read more

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Is gatifloxacin (tequin) prescribed in enteric fever?

Is gatifloxacin (tequin) prescribed in enteric fever?

Yes but...: This antibiotic was taken off the us market because it caused wild blood sugar fluctuations- at times , it has made patients dangerously hypoglycemic. ...Read more

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Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Asthma: The most prevalent chronic childhood disease is asthma. Prevalence is the total number of children with the disease at the current time. For asthma, the prevalence is about 10% of children. For childhood acute illnesses that go away after a short while, colds are the most common (usually caused by rhinoviruses). ...Read more

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Can od prescribe medicine?

DO?: Did you mean a do, doctor of osteopathy? If that's what you meant, then yes they can prescribe medicine. ...Read more

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Instructions for taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Instructions for taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Daily: Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) should be taken daily starting two days before traveling to a malarious area, continued while you are there and for seven more days after you leave the malarious area. ...Read more

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What is lithium prescribed for ?

What is lithium prescribed for ?

Why Lithium: There are a number of reasons for prescribing lithium, some of which are off-label. Lithium is commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder. Other reasons include assisting with anger management by decreasing explosive episodes. Another is to augment or boost the antidepressant effects from antidepressants. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) / other anti-malaria tablets?

Is there an alternative to malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) / other anti-malaria tablets?

Yes: If taking prophylactic anti-malarials is not possible then the best way to avoid getting malaria is to use insect repellents on your skin which contain deet, insect repellants on your clothing which contain permethirn, sleep under a bed net and avoid being outside at dusk when the mosquitoes which transmit malaria are most likely to bite. ...Read more

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Why is plasmodium vivax and ovale called tertian malaria?

Why is plasmodium vivax and ovale called tertian malaria?

Type of Malaria: This a form of Malaria caused by Pasmodium vivax and ovale in which febrile paroxysms occur every 48 hours Vivax Malaria is difficult to cure as relapses are common. Ovale is caused by P Ovale and is milder and easy to treat Both are treated with Chloroquin ...Read more

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Are imuran (azathioprine) tablets effective?

Are imuran (azathioprine) tablets effective?

Quite Effective: Imuran (azathioprine) is usually prescribed as an immune suppressant in transplant patients, for rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's and ulcerative colitis. It has been found to be quite effective in these conditions. ...Read more

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Is the term frigid used anymore for women?

Is the term frigid used anymore for women?

Older term: This is an older term for women with an abnormal disinterest in sex or an inability to orgasm even during masturbation. Regardless of the nomenclature, sexual health in women may require counselling and treatment if the problem persists and is interferring with women's life. ...Read more

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