WHAT IS ATOVAQUONE/PROGUANIL?
Atovaquone/Proguanil hydrochloride is a generic medication used for malaria prophylaxis. Malarone is the branded version of this medication, which is used for the prophylaxis of falciparum malaria in areas of widespread mefloquine or chloroquine resistance. It is also used an alternative to Mefloquine or Doxycycline. It is particularly suitable for short trips to highly chloroquine-resistant areas because it needs to be taken only for 7 days after leaving an endemic area.
To establish whether malarone is the most appropriate antimalarial for your travel, we should seek correct advice from your local GP, pharmacist or travel nurse or use reliable websites such as fitfortravel website or alternatively contact us for further information.
HOW DO I TAKE ATOVAQUONE/PROGUANIL TABLETS?
Atovaquone/Proguanil tablets are taken daily and should be started 1-2 days before entering endemic area and continued for 1 week after leaving. The tablets should be taken with or just after food or a meal at the same time each day.