What is the most effective and safe malaria prophylaxis during pregnancy?
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Chloroquine and mefloquine have superior safety profiles in pregnancy, though all antimalarials are effective for prophylaxis. Antimalarials will decrease the severity of maternal malaria infection and malaria-associated anemia, while decreasing the incidence of low birth weight and perinatal death in women having their first or second baby (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, based on systematic review of consistent, good-quality patient-oriented evidence).
Journal of Family Practice, 57(1) 2008: 51-53.
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