Malarone (Oral)

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  I have been diagnosed with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. Is Melarone oral malaria tablets safe for me to take as i am concerned about hepatic side effect
by Tasnim in United Kigdom, 04/09/2008

Malarone (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Malarone (Oral)

Malarone (Oral) Medication Classification


Malarone (Oral) Brandname

Malarone, Malarone Pediatric

Malarone (Oral) is used for the Treatment

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

When To Not Use Malarone (Oral)

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 Malarone (Oral)


  • 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 Malarone (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Malarone (Oral)

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®).

Malarone (Oral) 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.

Malarone (Oral) 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

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