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Anti-malarial medication while trying to conceive

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pearsonzara Tue 26-Jul-16 15:44:50

Hi there, my husband and I are planning a trip this autumn to Myanmar/bhutan or Sri Lanka which are all low risk malaria areas BUT there is some risk so I'm trying to find out if it's safe to take anti-malarials while also trying to conceive/being pregnant. Thanks!

LongBookLargeTea Tue 26-Jul-16 15:54:54

Paludrine was the only one my Dr would recommend for me when I was pregnant in a malarial area (5 years ago). It's less effective than other anti malarials (I think 75%) though so make sure you cover up and use repellent, especially in the evenings!

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