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Anti malarial medications, early conception - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   We are traveling to and my wife must choose an anti-malarial medication to take. Our aim is to try to get pregnant as quickly as possible after we return. Which anti-malarial is best and will allow us to most quickly attempt conception?
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr here
User :   We are traveling to and my wife must choose an anti-malarial medication to take. Our aim is to try to get pregnant as quickly as possible after we return. Which anti-malarial is best and will allow us to most quickly attempt conception?
User :   Hi Dr.
User :   We have heard a variety of opinions
User :   But no clear indication of which drug might allow us to conceive most quickly upon return to the states
Doctor :   well there is no contraindication about which medicine you can take if your wife is NOT pregnant at the moment ...
Doctor :   it would have only made a difference if your wife was pregnant
User :   How long after having taken the drug would the medication can we safely try to conceive.
User :   Some people are telling us no matter which drug we choose, we will have to wait 3 months
Doctor :   as per your case you can take any anti malarial drug that your health care giver prescribes you . as all the medicines have no effect in future pregnancies
Doctor :   for how long are you going ?
User :   Do you have a clinical studies you can point us to that say this?
User :   3 weeks
User :   Most doctors are saying our red blood cells must be fully replenished before conception, that is the issue
Doctor :   its is usually for another 3 weeks that will take for you to start a family safely
Doctor :   as you will also be advised to take the medicine even after your trip
User :   Can you give us a referrence for this information?
User :   I understand that
User :   3 weeks after having stopped taking the medication?
Doctor :   we have our medical data base from where we access the information
User :   We've heard 0 weeks, 3 weeks, 6 weeks and 3 months now
User :   Can you send me the reference information?
User :   We've also heard that some anti-malarials are worse than others in terms of timeframe
User :   But not which ones
Doctor :   when you come back and stop taking the medications it is highly advisable that you get your blood tests done and then it will be confirmed to you as if your cell count is normal for your wife to have a pregnancy
User :   Thank you. Can you send me your references?
Doctor :   i am sorry i wont be able to provide you an access to the medical data base as its not possible its in our systems
User :   Does it refer to any particular clinicals?
User :   Or journal articles?
Doctor :   i am giving you an advice as a qualified general physician , and more over i am stressing on the fact to please get your blood tests again when you come back in order to avoid any risks at all.
Doctor :   our data base is for our reference
User :   Thanks. I appreciate your help.
Doctor :   you are most welcome
User :   good bye
Doctor :   have a nice trip
Doctor :   take care bye bye
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