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Am breast feediing 4 moths child, can i safely use malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) or chloroquin for malaria.

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Antimalarial/nursing

Both can cross over into breast milk, but not in sufficient quatities to cause harm to your infant.
To be safe, stop breast feeding and use formula if available. See your provider for advice, since dosage amounts of antimalarials can vary for other reasons, and may be harmful if nursing is continued over time.

In brief: Antimalarial/nursing

Both can cross over into breast milk, but not in sufficient quatities to cause harm to your infant.
To be safe, stop breast feeding and use formula if available. See your provider for advice, since dosage amounts of antimalarials can vary for other reasons, and may be harmful if nursing is continued over time.
Dr. John Berryman
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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics

In brief: AntiMalarials & MBM

There are limited data available about the safety of antimalarial drugs while breastfeeding.
However, the amount of antimalarial drug transferred from the nursing mother to her infant is not thought to be harmful to the infant. Very small amounts of the antimalarial drugs chloroquine and mefloquine are excreted in the breast milk of women who are breastfeeding.

In brief: AntiMalarials & MBM

There are limited data available about the safety of antimalarial drugs while breastfeeding.
However, the amount of antimalarial drug transferred from the nursing mother to her infant is not thought to be harmful to the infant. Very small amounts of the antimalarial drugs chloroquine and mefloquine are excreted in the breast milk of women who are breastfeeding.
Dr. Melissa Gowans
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