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Pregnancy and mefloquine prevention of malaria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11475498     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
(1) Mefloquine is teratogenic in animals at high doses. (2) A prospective cohort study of several hundred women exposed to mefloquine at prophylactic doses (250 mg per week) in early pregnancy showed no increased risk of malformations. (3) Exposure to mefloquine in early pregnancy is not an indication for termination. (4) Data on exposure during the second or third trimester are reassuring. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the risk-benefit ratio of mefloquine prophylaxis is favourable in pregnant women from the fourth month of pregnancy onwards in areas of group III chemoresistance. (5) In France, mefloquine is contraindicated throughout pregnancy. In other countries mefloquine is approved from the first trimester to cover unavoidable visits to areas of group III chemoresistance.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prescrire international     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1167-7422     ISO Abbreviation:  Prescrire Int     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-29     Completed Date:  2001-05-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9439295     Medline TA:  Prescrire Int     Country:  FRANCE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  180-1     Citation Subset:  T    
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Drug-Induced* / etiology
Antimalarials / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Clinical Trials as Topic
Cohort Studies
Infant, Newborn
Malaria / complications,  drug therapy,  prevention & control*
Mefloquine* / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Pregnancy Outcome*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antimalarials; 53230-10-7/Mefloquine

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