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Atovaquone and proguanil is used to prevent and treat malaria.
Take atovaquone and proguanil as directed with food or a milky drink. Usually the tablet should be swallowed whole. It may be crushed and given in food if you are unable to swallow tablets.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and carry on as normal. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with atovaquone and proguanil including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. St John's wort) or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Fever, sore throat, chills, aches and pains
Tiredness, dizziness, pale skin
Symptoms of liver problems including: yellow skin or eyes, itching, dark urine, pale bowel motions, abdominal pain
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Skin rash, itching
Peeing more often, feeling thirsty, confusion
|Tell your doctor|
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of appetite
Ringing in the ears
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. January 2018
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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My Medicines Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) contain important, but not all, information about the medicines they describe.
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My Medicines is developed by a team at the Canterbury District Health Board. Our team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, and a non-medical person to help us keep to plain language. We also discuss our information with specialist health professionals or groups when needed