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Malaria pills with persisting bipolar medication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Which malaria pill can i take i am bipolar and take lithium, parnate, clonazapam seroquel, invega?
Doctor :   Hi Dr here
Doctor :   may i know why do u plan to take a malaria pill ?
User :   Can you tell me which malaria pill i can safely take please
Doctor :   Are you planning to travel ?
Doctor :   ok
User :   can you help me?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   You can take Malarone tablets
Doctor :   this can be taken for stays of up to 28 days
User :   are you quite sure i only need them for a week
Doctor :   yes , I am sure
Doctor :   The other medications that can be taken for malaria prophylaxis - are Chloroquine and Doxycycline
Doctor :   But all these medications are schedule drugs and available only by prescription
Doctor :   You can consult your doctor for a prescription and he can provide it for you
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   I didnt want tot take any drugs that conflicted with my bipolar meds
Doctor :   In that case Malarone is the best medication
User :   THank you is there anything i should know about theses tablets?
Doctor :   malarone has no side effects and you dont need any other medication with them
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   what is the dosage?
Doctor :   the dosage depends on the age, body weight and other factors
Doctor :   that can be decided by a physician while prescribing it
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   IN you can buy them over the counter at pharmacies
Doctor :   I am not aware of that
User :   well thank you for your help i hope you are right because its malarone i am going for.
Doctor :   Be confident
Doctor :   malarone is the best medication for you
User :   Its just with my bipolar meds i am weary of taking anything else
Doctor :   nothing much , i have covered most
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