ATOVAQUONE/CHLOROGUANIDE (PROGUANIL) (Oral) (Tablet)


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ATOVAQUONE/CHLOROGUANIDE (PROGUANIL) (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

ATOVAQUONE/CHLOROGUANIDE (PROGUANIL) (Oral) (Tablet)

ATOVAQUONE/CHLOROGUANIDE (PROGUANIL) (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification

ATOVAQUONE/CHLOROGUANIDE (PROGUANIL) (By mouth)

ATOVAQUONE/CHLOROGUANIDE (PROGUANIL) (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Malarone, Malarone Pediatric

ATOVAQUONE/CHLOROGUANIDE (PROGUANIL) (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Atovaquone (a-TOE-va-kwone), Chloroguanide (klor-oh-GWA-nide) Prevents and treats malaria.

When To Not Use ATOVAQUONE/CHLOROGUANIDE (PROGUANIL) (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to atovaquone or chloroguanide, or if you have severe kidney disease.

How Should You Use ATOVAQUONE/CHLOROGUANIDE (PROGUANIL) (Oral) (Tablet)

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  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • It is best to take this medicine with food or milk, and at the same time every day.
  • If you vomit within 1 hour after taking this medicine, take another dose.
  • Keep taking this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses. When it is used to prevent malaria, this medicine is usually used before, during, and after your trip.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper ATOVAQUONE/CHLOROGUANIDE (PROGUANIL) (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store ATOVAQUONE/CHLOROGUANIDE (PROGUANIL) (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep ATOVAQUONE/CHLOROGUANIDE (PROGUANIL) (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using ATOVAQUONE/CHLOROGUANIDE (PROGUANIL) (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using tetracycline, metoclopramide (Reglan®), rifampin (Rifadin®), rifabutin (Mycobutin®), or other medicines that contain proguanil (Paludrine®).

ATOVAQUONE/CHLOROGUANIDE (PROGUANIL) (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease or liver disease.
  • Tell your doctor if you have diarrhea or vomiting. You may need to take another medicine to control these problems. Tell your doctor if the diarrhea or vomiting continues even with the other medicine.
  • You may still catch malaria while taking this medicine. If you become ill or have a fever, call your doctor.
  • You can help prevent malaria by keeping your skin covered with clothing and using bug spray and mosquito netting.
  • If your symptoms come back, call your doctor.

ATOVAQUONE/CHLOROGUANIDE (PROGUANIL) (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Headache
  • Mild itching
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, loss of appetite
  • Weakness, dizziness

ATOVAQUONE/CHLOROGUANIDE (PROGUANIL) (Oral) (Tablet) Ratings

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3.5***~

 

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Ease of Use:

***

Overall Satisfaction:

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ATOVAQUONE/CHLOROGUANIDE (PROGUANIL) (Oral) (Tablet)
2.5

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: ***

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Dortor, Dortor - 01/13/2014

What did he say about the potential side-effects of Larium? It would be inetserting to know what percentage of people actually get side-effects. In my experience (albeit relatively small sample size say around 100 or so), I'd say that at least 1/2 the people that I know who took it have had some kind of negative symptoms maybe 20% or so have had bad enough symptoms to make them choose not to take it (nightmares, paranoia and the like), and only a couple who have had really serious reactions (i.e., requiring hospitalization). It would be tempting to try to start a round while you're still in Canada (and close to medical options) to see if you have any reaction, except that the symptoms seem to get worse over time for many (opposite for me), and you really only want to be on them for as short as possible.On a related note, don't forget to pack some oral rehydration salts handy to have some on you when in remote areas in case there is a need .