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

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: 's not suggested

Recently, the food and drug administration (fda) re-categorizized of Mefloquine from a pregnancy category c drug to category b.
This was based on fda’s review of the published data on Mefloquine use during pregnancy, which showed that pregnant women who took Mefloquine at various doses for both prevention and treatment of malaria did not have an increased risk of teratogenic effects (birth defect.

In brief: 's not suggested

Recently, the food and drug administration (fda) re-categorizized of Mefloquine from a pregnancy category c drug to category b.
This was based on fda’s review of the published data on Mefloquine use during pregnancy, which showed that pregnant women who took Mefloquine at various doses for both prevention and treatment of malaria did not have an increased risk of teratogenic effects (birth defect.
Dr. Steven Lindheim
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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine

In brief: I agree and

Chloroquine & Mefloquine are not known to cause any danger to fetus & cdc ok's their use in pregnancy.
For other meds, know the "half-life" of each medicine: how long it takes for drug level to cut in half in mom's blood.After 2, 4, & 6 half-lives, 25%, 6%, and 2%, respectively, of a drug remain in the body. Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) safe after 17 days out of body, Doxycycline 1 week. These are minimums.

In brief: I agree and

Chloroquine & Mefloquine are not known to cause any danger to fetus & cdc ok's their use in pregnancy.
For other meds, know the "half-life" of each medicine: how long it takes for drug level to cut in half in mom's blood.After 2, 4, & 6 half-lives, 25%, 6%, and 2%, respectively, of a drug remain in the body. Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) safe after 17 days out of body, Doxycycline 1 week. These are minimums.
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