malaria prophylaxis


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malaria prophylaxis

The use of antimalarial agents to prevent rather than treat malaria.  Prophylaxis is recommended by the CDC when one is travelling to Plasmodium-falciparum-endemic regions.
 
Agents
Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, mefloquine, quinine sulfate, doxycycline (which is not recommended during pregnancy), proguanil, pyrimethamine-sulfadoxine, primaquine, mefloquine (prophylactic agent of choice).
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