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Is there any documented success with the drug ketek in combination with malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Is there any documented success with the drug ketek in combination with malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Not strong evidence: While some may now write in their own story of success-which we would all be glad to hear-there are not human studies which back the widespread use of this combination. These medicines are sometimes used in babesiosis, lyme disease, and bartonellosis, but the jury is still out. Locate the best infectious disease doctor you can and seek their wisdom and advice first. In this example-go for the top! ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Atovaquone And Proguanil (Definition)

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


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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

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Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) does it make you sweat?

Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil): It is used to prevent or treat malaria. Yes, Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) could cause sweating. Also if you have malaria, once fever goes down then also you feel sweating. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

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

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What are the side effects of malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) that people worry about?

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

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Iv been taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) for 3 weeks and have terrible diareah, what should I do?

Iv been taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) for 3 weeks and have terrible diareah, what should I do?

Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) Diarrhea: If the diarrhea causes you to stop taking the Malarone, (atovaquone and proguanil) you can switch to Doxycycline 100mg daily, every day you remain in a Malarial area, and then for 30 more days, once daily upon your return. ...Read more

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My husband and I planned to go for two weeks to Vietnam. We shall have to use Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) for 20 days. Then we try to have a baby. How much should we wai?

Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil): Since you should be taking this for a week after you return from Vietnam you would be best advised to wait 2-3 days after discontinuing this medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can Accutane and malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) be taken together?

Can Accutane and malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) be taken together?

Ask pharmacist: How long will you need antimalarial? Can you wait until you are off it? Probably it is ok, but ask pharmacy to check their computer. ...Read more

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Does taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) make your periods irregular?

Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil): Did not find menstrual irregularity listed as a potential side effect of Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil). ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) / other anti-malaria tablets?

Is there an alternative to malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) / other anti-malaria tablets?

Yes: If taking prophylactic anti-malarials is not possible then the best way to avoid getting malaria is to use insect repellents on your skin which contain deet, insect repellants on your clothing which contain permethirn, sleep under a bed net and avoid being outside at dusk when the mosquitoes which transmit malaria are most likely to bite. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with EBV. Can I still take malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) for my one month long trip?

Recently diagnosed with EBV. Can I still take malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) for my one month long trip?

Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil): The combo of atovaquone and proguanil can produce numerous side-effects that may be difficult to distinguish from the symptoms of mononucleosis. There is no direct contraindication to taking this medication in a patient with EBV infection, but you might want to discuss this directly with your local physician. ...Read more

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2 years ago I went to SE Asia and was taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil). I then went to New Zealand. After a month of stopping malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) my hair felt out rapidly, why?

Prob unrelated: Good anti malarial combo. Hair loss not listed as known side effect. I would see good dermatologist. He may want to take a punch biopsy. Check web for "alopecia". ...Read more

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Should I take the contraceptive pill before malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Should I take the contraceptive pill before malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Ok together: These two medications do not interact so your birth control will continue to work if you take it at same time as usual. ...Read more

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Does taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) stop contraceptive pills from working?

Does taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) stop contraceptive pills from working?

No.: Malarone does not interact with contraceptive pills. Your contraceptive pills will continue to be effective if you take them at the same time each day. ...Read more

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How long do I take malarone, (atovaquone and proguanil) anti-malaria pills, for prevention when travelling?

Depends: Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) should be started two days before traveling to a malarious area, continued while you are there and fro seven days after you leave the malarious area. ...Read more

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I am allergic to iodine and wonder whether malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) will trigger a allergic reaction?

I am allergic to iodine and wonder whether malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) will trigger a allergic reaction?

It shouldn't: There's nothing in the drug databases and nothing I've ever heard of regarding any interactions between Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) and iodine allergies so you shouldn't have an allergic reaction because of that. ...Read more

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Can I combine doxycycline with malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Can I combine doxycycline with malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

MALARONE (atovaquone and proguanil) DOXYCYCLINE: There are no reported interactions between Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) and doxycycline. ...Read more

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Am taking doxycycline. Can I start taking larium or malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) etc?

Am taking doxycycline. Can I start taking larium or malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) etc?

Yes, switch complex: A switch to larium not recommended but can switch to Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) if needed. If switch happens more than 3 weeks before departure from endemic area, Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) is taken daily and then a week after. If switch occurs <3 weeks before leaving endemic area, Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) is taken daily for 4 weeks after the switch. If switch happens post departure from risk area, Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) taken daily 4 weeks post date departure. ...Read more

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If you have typhoid fever, can you get vivotif and malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) at the same time?

If you have typhoid fever, can you get vivotif and malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) at the same time?

No But for preventio: If a person is infected with Typhoid Fever one is not supposed to have Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) and vivotif
which is a oral typhoid vaccine used to prevent Typhoid Fever
As prophylaxis for malaria and typhoid Typhoid vaccine should be given at least 2 weeks befire departure to endemic area and malarone1-2days before entering the malaria endemic area and to be taken daily at the same time ...Read more

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Can I break up or crush Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) malaria tablets (atovaquone (250mg)/proguanil hydrochloride (100mg)) they are film coated tablets?

Can I break up or crush Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) malaria tablets (atovaquone (250mg)/proguanil hydrochloride (100mg)) they are film coated tablets?

Yes: According to the manufacturer, atovaquone 250mg/proguanil hydrochloride 100 mg, film coated can be crushed and mixed with condensed milk just before taking the medication if you are unable to easily swallow the medication. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. John Landi
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