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"Can I take artesunate for malaria during the first trimester of pregnancy?"

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    A 26 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Can I take artesunate for malaria during the first trimester of pregnancy?
    Dr. Bolaji A answered:
    2 years ago
    Good evening madam. Recent studies have shown that artmesinin based combination therapy is safe in pregnancy. thus, you are allowed to take the drug in first trimester. however, you must have a malaria parasite test done before taking it and this test must clearly show that you have malaria before taking the drug in the first place. why don't you see your obstetrician on account of this if you have not done so? cheers
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