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Side effects of taking anti malarial drugs - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Hello, I am taking Malarone for anti malaria right now and still taking it after a trip. My bloodwork from a routine physical yesterday show abnormal liver and kidney functions. Is this something to worry about or is it because of the drug? Thanks
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   Since when are you on antimalarial drugs
User :   Since 8/29
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   There is always a tend to varying Liver function a nd renal function tests
Doctor :   Follwing antimalarial drug which usually subsides follwing the therapy withdrawal
Doctor :   Ist absolutely normal
User :   So is it because of the drug? What about kidney function?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   They affect borth renal and liver paramaeters
Doctor :   The drug will not be fully absorbed nor destroyed in both
User :   So renal is kidney?
Doctor :   Showing Abnormnal values
Doctor :   Yes Renal means the whole kidney, ureter and glans
User :   sorry for being so ignorant. Renal is abnormal kidney result?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Its the term meant for kidney and its system
Doctor :   Doesnt mean abnormal Kidney result
User :   Thanks. So I should not be worrying too much then? I forgot to mention to my doctor abou the drug so he wants me to come back for another test in two weeks.
Doctor :   Did you follow?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do mention it
Doctor :   And probably wont require repeat tests
User :   I will talk to him tomorrow. Thanks for talking to me.
Doctor :   Do you consume alcohol?/ smoke
User :   None
Doctor :   That great
Doctor :   So wishing you a speedy recovery
User :   Thanks and goodnight
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Take care bye
Doctor :   Bye for now

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