General English name: Proguanil with atovaquone
Brand: Malarone®, Malarone® Paediatric; Mafamoz®, Reprapog
Application: Prevention or treatment of malaria
Proganil and Atovacon Drug Information
Medication Information: Proganil is used in combination with Atovacone to prevent or treat malaria. Malaria is a serious infectious disease. The disease is common in parts of Africa. Malaria is transmitted to humans through infected mosquitoes. A parasite called Plasmodium lives in the stomachs of female mosquitoes, which are transmitted to humans through mosquito bites. Because the pattern of malaria is different in different parts of the world, you should get the latest information about this disease from your doctor. When traveling to these areas, preventive measures should be considered. However, Proganil and Atovacon can only be obtained with a prescription. Proganil is also used with atovacone to treat infections.
Contraindications Proganol and Atovacon
- Note the expiration date of Proganil and Atovacon, and do not take this medicine if it has expired.
- Never give Proganil and Atovacone to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
- Do not take Proganil and Atovacone more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
- Check for drug interactions between Proganil and Atovacon and be sure to tell your doctor what other medication you are taking.
- Drug interactions of Proganil and Atovacone
- Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Tips to consider before taking Proganil and Atovacone
Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking Proganil and Atovacon:
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you have any kidney disease.
- If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you are allergic to any medicine.
Possible side effects of Proganil and Atovacon
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. If any of these symptoms persist, your doctor should be informed.
Common side effects of Proganil and Atovacon
Feeling sick, stomach ache: Eat simple foods and avoid spicy and high-fat foods.
Diarrhea: Drink plenty of water.
Headache: Ask your doctor to prescribe a suitable painkiller.
Less common complications
Cough, hot flashes, itchy hives, sleep problems, unusual dreams, loss of appetite: At the end of the treatment period, these side effects also disappear. If these things bother you, talk to your doctor.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of Proganil and Atovacon.
How to store Proganil and Atovacon
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.