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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Atovaquone And Proguanil (Overview)

Atovaquone|proguanil is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
20 doctors shared insights

Atovaquone And Proguanil (Overview)

Atovaquone|proguanil is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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My husband & I are traveling to Africa and I have been prescribed antimalarial-atovaquone proquanil. We are ready to have a baby. What are the risks?

My husband & I are traveling to Africa and I have been prescribed antimalarial-atovaquone proquanil. We are ready to have a baby. What are the risks?

Not if pregnant: The only preventative malaria medicine for this area--in possible case of pregnancy--is use of Mefloquine but not atovaquone/proguanil. You should let your doctor know about possibility of pregnancy and he can switch your prescription. Mefloquine has side effects you should learn about but is safer for a potential fetus. ...Read more

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I have to start taking mepron (atovaquone) for lyme's disease. Any side effects?

I have to start taking mepron (atovaquone) for lyme's disease. Any side effects?

Some: Mepron (atovaquone) can cause some combination of fevers, headaches, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and rash in >10% of people who take it. Mepron is not commonly used to treat lyme disease. ...Read more

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Who should take malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Who should take malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

It is an: antimalarial medication. So it would used to treat someone who had malaria or to prevent malaria. ...Read more

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Instructions for taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Instructions for taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Daily: Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) should be taken daily starting two days before traveling to a malarious area, continued while you are there and for seven more days after you leave the malarious area. ...Read more

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What are the effects of malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil): Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) is combination med atovaquone/proguanil is an antimalarial medicine used for treatment and prevention of malaria. It can sometime cause cough, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, vomiting, pain in stomach, mouth sores and loss of appetite.But it is well tolerated and side effects are rare. ...Read more

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Should i take malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) when going to Yemen in Janary. ?

Yes: Malaria is present in Yemen but not in San'a. The time of year doesn't matter because of Yemen's location. Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) is one option for prophylaxis and this should start in the U.S. well before you arrive in Yemen and then continue for some time after returning back to the U.S. Information from CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/travelers/country_table/y.html. ...Read more

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If I'm traveling to Cambodia, do I need to take malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Cambodia: "MalariaProphylaxis is recommended for all areas except Phnom Penh and around Lake Tonle Sap. Lariam (mefloquine), Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) (atovaquone/proguanil), or doxycycline are the recommended drugs, except for the western provinces of Preah Vihear, Siemreap, Oddar, Meanchey, Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Pailin, Koh Kong, and Pursat, where mefloquine should not be used because of the presence of > ...Read more

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Can i take malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)? ? For my months stay in thailand. .....Will be remote place and urban. ..

Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil): This is a safe medication & good to take if you are concerned about catching malaria. True, the maps show 'malaria' in South East Asia, but your doc should also consider 'where' you are going in Thailand. Bangkok for example, doesn't have malaria since it's a big city. You want to avoid the mosquito bite while traveling because it's not just malaria -I would say dengue is actually more important. ...Read more

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Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) side effects?

Mild: Mild headache, slightly upset stomach and mild nausea are common side effects of malarone (atovaquone and proguanil). ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Atovaquone (Definition)

Atovaquone is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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Malarone (Definition)

Malarone is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more