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Malaria is a parasitic blood disease, where the parasites are transmitted to human through bites of infected mosquitoes. The symptoms are fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, sweating, and abdominal pain. The first line drugs used to treat malaria are Artemether-Lumefantrine and Artesunate-Amodiaquine (ACTs).

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What medications should I take to prevent malaria?

Query: Hello doctor, I am traveling to the Solomon Islands next week (assuming planes still flying). I am seeking malaria prevention medication. I will be there for two weeks (longer if the return flights are canceled). I am in good health. I am 77 years old, and I exercise daily. I take no medications ex...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are doing a great job to preserve nature. It is better to take malaria prophylaxis while traveling to an endemic area. Among many regimens, I suggest you the following effective regimen: Mefloquine 250 mg tablet to be taken weekly once. Start two weeks prior to...  Read Full »

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