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Malarone Atovaquone 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
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
Cambodia: "Malaria:Â Prophylaxis 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iv been taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) for 3 weeks and have terrible diareah, what should I do?
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
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
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
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
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
Prescription: In the U.S., it's a prescription drug. ...Read more