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  • Malaria Transmission
    In most cases of malaria, transmission occurs through a mosquito bite. This section of the eMedTV library explains in detail how this disease is spread, including information about the incubation period.
  • Malaria Treatment
    As this eMedTV article explains, treating malaria involves medications such as quinine. This resource identifies medications used for malaria (such as chloroquine and mefloquine) and lists factors that can affect treatment of the disease.
  • Malaria Vaccine
    There is not yet a malaria vaccine approved for humans. This eMedTV article examines the challenges inherent in developing an effective vaccine, while explaining the importance of such a vaccine in eventually controlling the disease.
  • Malaria Virus
    Infection with a parasite from the genus Plasmodium -- not a malaria virus -- causes malaria. This eMedTV article provides a definition of the term parasite and discusses the four species of Plasmodium that cause malaria among humans.
  • Malaron
    Malarone is often used for the treatment or prevention of malaria. This eMedTV resource looks at some of the dosing guidelines for this drug and provides a link to more details. Malaron is a common misspelling of Malarone.
  • Malarone
    Malarone is a drug used to treat or prevent malaria. This portion of the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this drug, with information on how it works, safety issues to keep in mind, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Malarone and Breastfeeding
    No studies have been done on breastfeeding and Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil). However, as this eMedTV page explains, the drug is not likely to pass through breast milk in high amounts. This article offers more details on using Malarone while nursing.
  • Malarone and Pregnancy
    As a pregnancy Category C medication, Malarone may be given if the benefits outweigh the risks. This eMedTV resource offers more information on taking this antimalarial drug during pregnancy, including the results of animal studies on the topic.
  • Malarone Dosage
    When used to treat malaria, Malarone is generally taken once a day for three days in a row. This eMedTV segment goes over the guidelines for Malarone dosing, with tips on how to take it most effectively and how to decrease your risk of transmission.
  • Malarone Drug Interactions
    Warfarin, ritonavir, and rifampin are just a few of the medications that can react with Malarone. This eMedTV Web page lists several other drugs that are known to interact with Malarone, with details on the potential problems that may develop.
  • Malarone Malaria Drug
    As a prescription malaria drug, Malarone can be used to both prevent and treat the blood infection. This eMedTV Web page gives an overview of this medicine, including some of its potential side effects and what to tell the doctor prescribing it.
  • Malarone Medication Information
    This part of the eMedTV site offers some basic information on Malarone, a prescription medication used to prevent or treat malaria. This article talks about what to expect during treatment and explains why Malarone may not be suitable for certain people.
  • Malarone Overdose
    Taking an overdose of Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil) can lead to problems like vomiting and hair loss. This eMedTV selection offers more details on what to expect from an overdose with the malaria drug, including treatment options that may be used.
  • Malarone Reactions
    As this eMedTV page explains, some people develop serious skin reactions while taking the malaria drug Malarone. This resource briefly describes some of the other potential side effects of the drug and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Malarone Side Effects
    Headache, stomach pain, and muscle pain are some of the most commonly reported Malarone side effects. This eMedTV selection explores the possible reactions to this antimalarial medication, including serious problems that require prompt medical care.
  • Malarone Uses
    As this eMedTV article explains, in addition to treating malaria, Malarone is used to prevent the blood infection from occurring in the first place. This article takes a closer look at how this drug works, who can take it, and "off-label" uses.
  • Malarone Warnings and Precautions
    In some cases, Malarone has been known to cause increased liver enzymes and life-threatening skin rashes. This eMedTV page gives more warnings and precautions to be aware of before taking Malarone, explaining who should avoid the medication entirely.
  • Maleron
    Malarone can be used both for the treatment and prevention of malaria. This eMedTV Web article briefly describes this drug and provides a link to more detailed information on it. Maleron is a common misspelling of Malarone.
  • Malerone
    Malarone is a medication used to prevent or treat malaria. This selection from the eMedTV library gives an overview of the drug and provides a link to more detailed information. Malerone is a common misspelling of Malarone.
  • Malrone
    Available by prescription only, Malarone is a medication used to prevent or treat malaria. This eMedTV segment gives an introduction to this product, with details on how it is taken. Malrone is a common misspelling of Malarone.
  • Milaria
    Malaria is a disease that is transmitted through the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito. This eMedTV segment lists symptoms of malaria and explains how common the disease is in the United States. Milaria is a common misspelling of malaria.
  • Mode of Action of Chloroquine
    Chloroquine works to treat malaria by killing the Plasmodium parasites that cause the infection. This eMedTV segment describes chloroquine's mode of action and provides a link to more detailed information on this medication.
  • Mode of Action of Primaquine
    As this eMedTV page explains, primaquine works to prevent malaria relapses by killing the parasites in the liver. This page further discusses the mode of action of primaquine, including why it is different from other antimalarials.
  • Moleria
    Malaria is an infectious disease that is caused by an infection with a parasite. This eMedTV page explains how malaria is transmitted, describes early symptoms of the disease, and covers treatment options. Moleria is a common misspelling of malaria.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Chloroquine
    As this eMedTV page explains, if you have problems with your liver, kidneys, or eyes, you may not be able to take chloroquine safely. Other precautions and warnings are listed in this article, including details on what your doctor needs to know.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Hydroxychloroquine
    Children should not take hydroxychloroquine for long-term use. This eMedTV article includes other important precautions and warnings with hydroxychloroquine and offers information on who should not use this drug at all.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Quinine
    As this eMedTV page explains, if you have kidney disease or certain heart problems, you may not be able to take quinine safely. Other precautions and warnings are listed in this article, including details on what your healthcare provider needs to know.
  • Primaquin
    Primaquine is a prescription antimalarial medication used to prevent malaria relapses. This eMedTV article explores this drug, including how it works, dosing information, and possible side effects. Primaquin is a common misspelling of primaquine.
  • Primaquine
    Primaquine is a prescription medicine used to prevent malaria relapses. This page of the eMedTV Web library provides a complete overview of this antimalarial medication, with information on how it works, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Primaquine and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV Web selection explains that the potential risks of breastfeeding while taking primaquine are unknown. This page discusses whether primaquine passes through breast milk and explains what to discuss with your doctor before nursing.
  • Primaquine and Pregnancy
    This article from the eMedTV site explains why it may not be safe to take primaquine during pregnancy. This page also takes an in-depth look at some of the potential problems this drug might cause during pregnancy, such as anemia and blood cell problems.
  • Primaquine Dosage
    Primaquine is usually taken once daily for 14 days after leaving a malaria area to prevent malaria relapses. This eMedTV resource further explores dosing guidelines for primaquine, including important tips on when and how to take this drug.
  • Primaquine Drug Interactions
    Certain antidepressants, antipsychotics, and beta blockers may react negatively with primaquine. This eMedTV Web resource describes other potentially serious primaquine drug interactions, as well as the possible complications these reactions can cause.
  • Primaquine Medication Information
    Primaquine is an antimalarial medicine used to prevent a malaria relapse. This eMedTV Web article provides important information on this medication, including primaquine's side effects, dosing guidelines, and safety precautions.
  • Primaquine Overdose
    This eMedTV resource explains that vomiting, shortness of breath, and heart rhythm problems may occur if a person takes too much primaquine. This page discusses the factors that may affect overdose symptoms and describes possible treatment options.
  • Primaquine Side Effects
    Although usually well tolerated, primaquine can cause side effects, such as vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. This eMedTV page provides an in-depth list of potential side effects that may occur with this prescription medicine, including serious problems.
  • Primaquine Warnings and Precautions
    Primaquine can cause dangerous blood cell problems. This page from the eMedTV Web library describes several other important precautions and warnings to be aware of before taking primaquine, including when it may not be safe to take this medication.
  • Quinin
    Quinine is a prescription antimalarial medication. This page from the eMedTV Web library explores this drug, including how it works to treat uncomplicated (or mild) malaria. Some side effects are also discussed. Quinin is a common misspelling of quinine.
  • Quinine
    Quinine is a drug prescribed to treat mild cases of malaria. This page from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this medication, including details on how it works to kill a specific parasite, dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
  • Quinine and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV page explains that you may need to use caution if you take quinine (Qualaquin) while breastfeeding. This page further explores this topic, including details on whether quinine passes through breast milk and the manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Quinine and Pregnancy
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains why the full risks of taking quinine (Qualaquin) during pregnancy are unknown. This article also takes an in-depth look at some of the potential problems this drug may cause during pregnancy.
  • Quinine Dosage
    This eMedTV article explains that for treating mild cases of malaria, the typical quinine dose is two capsules taken every eight hours for seven days. This page further discusses dosing guidelines and lists several important tips for using this drug.
  • Quinine Drug Information
    Quinine is a prescription drug used to treat uncomplicated (or mild) malaria. This eMedTV page offers more information on quinine, explaining the drug's dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and what your doctor needs to know prior to treatment.
  • Quinine for Cramps
    This eMedTV article explains that kidney damage and potentially fatal blood reactions may occur when using quinine (Qualaquin) for nighttime leg cramps. This page describes other potential problems that may occur and lists different treatment options.
  • Quinine for Leg Cramps
    If you are using quinine for leg cramps, it is important to know that this use could cause serious problems. This eMedTV page describes some of the potentially life-threatening reactions that could occur when using quinine for this unapproved use.
  • Quinine Overdose
    This eMedTV Web resource explains that seizures, heart arrhythmias, and other problems can occur if a person takes too much quinine (Qualaquin). This article outlines other potential overdose symptoms and treatment options.
  • Quinine Pills
    As this eMedTV Web article discusses, quinine is a prescription medication used to treat mild cases of malaria. This page offers more information on quinine pills (capsules), including general dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
  • Quinine Sulphate
    Available by prescription only, quinine is used to treat a mild form of malaria (uncomplicated malaria). This eMedTV Web page explains how this drug is taken and possible side effects. Quinine sulphate is a common variation of quinine sulfate.
  • Quinine Tablets
    This eMedTV page explains that there is no tablet form of quinine; it is only available in the form of capsules. This article gives a brief overview of tips for effectively using this medication. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • Safety of Malarone
    Most people are able to take Malarone safely. However, as this eMedTV segment explains, the drug can cause liver problems in rare cases. This article describes some of the important safety issues to be aware of before taking this product.
  • Side Effects of Chloroquine
    Vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps are commonly reported chloroquine side effects. This eMedTV selection provides an extensive list of potential side effects of this antimalarial drug, with information on what to do if serious problems occur.
  • Side Effects of Hydroxychloroquine
    Diarrhea, nightmares, and weight loss are potential side effects of hydroxychloroquine. This eMedTV resource also lists potentially serious hydroxychloroquine side effects that require medical attention, such as hallucinations or easy bleeding.
  • Side Effects of Quinine
    This eMedTV resource explains that nausea, headaches, and dizziness are some of the common side effects of quinine. This page offers a more detailed list of reactions that may occur, including those that are potentially serious and require medical care.
  • Stevens-Johnson and Chloroquine
    If you take chloroquine, it's important to monitor your skin for any rashes. This part of the eMedTV site talks about Stevens-Johnson syndrome and chloroquine, explaining the potentially dangerous effects of this condition and how to reduce your risk.
  • Stevens-Johnsons and Chloroquine
    Chloroquine has the potential to cause a rare but potentially life-threatening skin rash. This eMedTV page describes Stevens-Johnson syndrome and provides a link to more information on it. Stevens-Johnsons is a common misspelling of Stevens-Johnson.
  • What Is Chloroquine Used For?
    This eMedTV article explains that chloroquine is commonly used for treating malaria and extraintestinal amebiasis. It can also be used for malaria prevention. This article takes a closer look at the uses of this drug, including "off-label" uses.
  • What Is Hydroxychloroquine Used For?
    Hydroxychloroquine is used for treating and preventing malaria. As this eMedTV page explains, it can also be used to treat lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. This article also lists common off-label hydroxychloroquine uses and explains how the drug works.
  • What is Primaquine Used For?
    As this eMedTV selection explains, primaquine is primarily taken to prevent relapses of malaria. This page offers more information on possible symptoms of malaria, how this prescription drug works, and whether children can use primaquine.
  • What Is Quinine Used For?
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site talks about using quinine to treat malaria. This article also describes how this drug works, describes malaria in more detail, and lists some "off-label" uses of the medication.
  • What Is Quinine?
    As this eMedTV article discusses, quinine is prescribed for treating uncomplicated (or mild) malaria. This page offers a brief overview of what quinine is and how it works to kill the parasites that cause malaria. A link to more details is also included.
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