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|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to atovaquone, proguanil, or any other part of
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine is used for prevention or treatment of
|How does it work?|
- Both these drugs prevent the parasite that causes malaria from
|How is it best taken?|
- Take with food or a milk drink.
- Take at a similar time everyday.
- If you vomit within an hour of taking the medicine then take another
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not take a double dose or extra
|What are the precautions when taking this
- Use additional measures for malarial prevention. Wear protective
clothing and insect repellents. Use bed nets.
- Use caution if you have kidney disease. Talk with healthcare provider.
- Avoid tetracycline, metoclopramide and rifampin if taking this
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make
sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling
about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of
face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
- Pregnant women traveling to areas where malaria is of concern should
discuss the risks with a healthcare provider first.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Active treatment produces more side effects than preventative
- Belly pain.
- Nausea. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard candy,
or chewing gum may help.
- Weakness and dizziness.
|What should I monitor?|
- Watch for change in
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, throat.
- Any fever that occurs during or after return from the malaria area.
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea.
- Any rash.
- If using to treat maleria and there is no improvement in condition or
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store at room
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets. Keep a list
of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements, vitamins,
over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor,
nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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