Chloroquine and proguanil in pregnancy

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    Chloroquine and proguanil in pregnancy


    You should always consider taking antimalarial medicine when travelling to areas where there's a risk of malaria. Visit your GP or local travel clinic for malaria advice as soon as you know when and where you're going to be travelling.

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    Chloroquine CQ and mefloquine MQ are recommended for chemoprophylaxis in pregnancy, but are not always suitable. Atovaquone-proguanil AP might be a viable option for malaria prevention in pregnancy, but more safety data are needed. Chloroquine and proguanil are safe in all trimesters. However, these drugs offer poor protection against malaria in many areas due to widespread Plasmodium falciparum drug resistance. Pregnant women who take proguanil should also take 5mg of folic acid daily, for at least the first trimester 11. Azithromycin-chloroquine and the intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy R Matthew Chico, 1 Rudiger Pittrof, 2 Brian Greenwood, 1 and Daniel Chandramohan 1 1 Department of Infectious and Tropical Disease, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK

    If you're unsure, ask your GP or pharmacist how long you should take your medication for. It's very important to take the correct dose and finish the course of antimalarial treatment.

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  5. Pregnancy. Avloclor and Paludrine should not be used during pregnancy unless, in the judgement of the physician, potential benefit outweighs the risk. Short-term malaria prophylaxis There are limited data available from the use of proguanil in pregnant women.

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    The dose of chloroquine and proguanil depends on your body weight. The standard dose for adults over 45kg is two tablets 310mg base of chloroquine and 2 tablets 200mg of proguanil. If you are unsure, speak to a nurse or pharmacist who will be able to advise on the correct dose for you. Of the various species, Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax are the most common. 1 Malaria is transmitted to humans by the bite of Anopheles mosquitoes, and during pregnancy it can be congenitally transmitted from mother to fetus. 2 Pregnant women are twice as likely to be bitten by mosquitoes. 3 Malaria-endemic areas include Central and South America, parts of the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the South Pacific, 2 although most malaria cases occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Chloroquine and proguanil are safe during all trimesters and can be given in usual doses in areas where P. falciparum strains are sensitive. If proguanil is used, prescribe folic acid 5 mg daily.

     
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