Medicines for the prevention of malaria while traveling - Atovaquone-proguanil (Malarone™)
Corporate Authors:Center for Global Health (U.S.). Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria.
Description:What is atovaquone-proguanil? -- Who can take atovaquone-proguanil? -- Who should not take atovaquone-proguanil? -- How should I take atovaquone-proguanil? -- In what parts of the world can atovaquone-proguanil be used for prevention of malaria in travelers? -- Where can I buy atovaquone-proguanil? -- Will atovaquone-proguanil interact with my other medications? -- What are the potential side effects of atovaquone-proguanil? -- Other considerations -- How long is it safe to use atovaquone-proguanil? -- For more information.
Atovaquone-proguanil is a combination of two drugs, atovaquone and proguanil, in a single tablet. It is available in the United States by prescription only. It is sold under the brand name Malarone and it is also soldas a generic medicine in two sizes:
Adult tablet: 250mg atovaquone plus 100mg proguanil
Pediatric tablet: 62.5mg atovaquone plus 25mg proguanil Atovaquone-proguanil can be prescribed for either prevention or treatment of malaria.
This fact sheet provides information about its use for the prevention of malaria infection associated with travel.
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