Medicine for Malaria

QUESTIONis rotam and maladar malaria medicine?ANSWERI have never heard of Rotam, but Maladar is the brand name of a combination sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, and is used to treat malaria. However, it should be noted that it is not recommended by the World Health Organization as a first-line treatment option, due to concerns about drug resistance, and also lack of efficacy against certain … [Read more...]

Malaria Diagnosis

QUESTIONMy body is getting hotter after taking artesunate and mtivitamen tablet, the pain subsides, but later in the evening my body starts getting hotter, I have taken almost four artesunate, yet the body pain and headache refuse to go, pls sir is it malaria or what.ANSWERUnfortunately the symptoms of malaria are quite general, and just having a fever could be a sign of malaria but … [Read more...]

ASAQ Sanofi-Aventis

QUESTIONIn the summer of 2010 I went to Uganda on a medical trip where we saw hundreds of people affected by malaria. Ever since, I have had a huge heart for these children that we saw at the orphanage. This past summer, I took a Microbiology class at the University of Tennessee where we learned about Sanofi-Aventis and the affordable malaria medication made in 2007. I am starting an annual 5k … [Read more...]

Paracetamol to Control Fever

QUESTIONIf I take paracetamol to help control my temperature will it affect my blood test results— can they fail to detect the plasmodium?ANSWERNo—taking paracetamol (also called acetaminophen, and sold variously as Tylenol, Panadol and other brand names) is a good way to control your temperature during malaria infection, and it won't affect your blood test results. If you … [Read more...]