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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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People who are currently receiving malaria prophylaxis or who are unable to complete the entire three-dose pre-exposure series before starting malarial prophylaxis should therefore receive pre-exposure vaccination by the intramuscular route.
She had recently returned from Africa and had no malarial prophylaxis. She complained of stiffness in the neck, numbness in the legs initially which later resolved.
This highlights the paramount importance of taking recommended anti- malarial prophylaxis while travelling to endemic regions.
It can be used for malarial prophylaxis or with other drugs (such as quinine) to treat malaria infection.
(C) Growing resistance: Increased resistance to antimalarial drugs and insecticides limits the effectiveness of malarial prophylaxis and treatment, inhibits malaria control and results in high morbidity and mortality.