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What Are Atovaquone/Proguanil 250mg/100mg Tablets (Generic Malarone)? Atovaquone/Proguanil 250mg/100mg Tablets (Generic Malarone) is a prescription medication used to treat and prevent malaria. It is a combination of two drugs, atovaquone and proguanil, which work together to kill the Plasmodium parasites that cause malaria. How Does Atovaquone/Proguanil Work? Atovaquone/Proguanil 250mg/100mg Tablets (Generic Malarone) are a combination of two drugs, atovaquone and proguanil, that work together to kill the malaria parasites in your body. Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by the Plasmodium parasite that enters your body through mosquito bites. The active ingredients in this medication, atovaquone and proguanil, are effective against the most common strains of malaria. It works by inhibiting several enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of nucleic acids. This action prevents the parasites from multiplying, and eventually kills them, thus treating or preventing malaria. What Does Atovaquone/Proguanil Treat? Malaria Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia
Do not take Atovaquone/Proguanil tablets if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Do not take Atovaquone/Proguanil tablets if you have severe liver or kidney problems. You must inform your doctor of other prescription medications you are currently using before using Atovaquone/Proguanil tablets. Do not use Atovaquone/Proguanil tablets when pregnant or breastfeeding without informing your doctor first. You must avoid alcohol consumption when using Atovaquone/Proguanil tablets to prevent getting severe side effects. Do not administer Atovaquone/Proguanil tablets to children without a doctor’s approval.
You must always follow the instructions given by your doctor for effective results. The recommended dose is one tablet to be taken roughly the same time each day. When travelling to a mosquito prone region, you must take Atovaquone/Proguanil tablets a day or two before entering the area and continue using the medication a week after leaving the area to prevent re-infection. Atovaquone/Proguanil tablets can be taken with or without meals. You must continue using the medication until your dose ends even if your symptoms improve to ensure all the parasites in the blood are killed.
The active ingredient in each tablet is Atovaquone 250mg and Proguanil Hydrochloride. The inactive ingredients are iron oxide red, poloxamer 188, titanium dioxide, macrogol 400, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone K30, sodium starch glycollate, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, and polyethene glycol 8000.
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