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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Malarone (Overview)

Malarone is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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

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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
23 doctors shared insights

Malarone (Overview)

Malarone is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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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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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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Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) with four other medications: Doxycycline, Rifampin, Zithromax, and Malarone?

Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) with four other medications: Doxycycline, Rifampin, Zithromax, and Malarone?

Avoid unless your: doctor checked an EKG. Some of these medications in particular can cause prolongation of the QT interval (basically slowing heart conduction) and should be taken with caution under the guidance of your primary care physician. ...Read more

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How long after finishing my last doses of malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) (one week after returning from ghana) do I have to wait before starting to try to become pregnant?

2 weeks minimum: Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) is a class c medicine in pregnancy and the fetus as animal studies have shown some risk but no data in humans concur. It is wise to have Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) out of your system and so we look at the "half" life of its components: atovaquone-2-3 days, & proguanil--14-21 hours. After 2, 4, and 6 half-lives, 25%, 6%, and 2% of the drug remain in the body. At 2 weeks then, you should be clear and safe. ...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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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

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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)?

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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Dr. Scott Keith
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Atovaquone And Proguanil (Definition)

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