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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.
Sometimes atovaquone + proguanil can make you feel sick or vomit. Taking the tablet with food or a milky drink may help prevent this. If you vomit within 1 hour of taking atovaquone + proguanil, you will need to take another tablet.
If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. 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|
Reduced number of blood cells that fight infections in your body - symptoms include: fever, chills, sore throat or generally feeling unwell
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Loss of appetite
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
|See 'How should you take it?' section|
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. December 2020
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