Does Malarone expire?

06/05/2019 Off By admin

Does Malarone expire?

Do not take MALARONE after the expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack. If you use the tablets after the expiry date has passed, they may not work as well. MALARONE if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.

What is Malarone tablets used for?

Malarone is a fixed dose combination of atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride which acts as a blood schizonticide and also has activity against hepatic schizonts of Plasmodium falciparum. It is indicated for: Prophylaxis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Treatment of acute, uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria.

Is Malarone hydroxychloroquine?

Your list includes two medicines belonging to the ‘antimalarials’ category: Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil) Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)

Is atovaquone-proguanil harmful to humans?

Atovaquone-proguanil is well tolerated, and side effects are rare. The most common adverse reactions reported are stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and headache.

How long can you take Malarone?

If you are taking Malarone to prevent malaria, start taking it 1 or 2 days before entering an area where malaria is common. Take the medication every day during your stay and for at least 7 days after you leave.

Can you crush Malarone?

Swallow the tablet whole because of its bitter taste. Do not chew. If you have trouble swallowing tablets, this medication may be crushed and mixed with condensed milk.

Is Malarone bad for your liver?

Elevated liver function tests and rare cases of hepatitis have been reported with prophylactic use of MALARONE. A single case of hepatic failure requiring liver transplantation has also been reported with prophylactic use.

What else can Malarone treat?

What Conditions does MALARONE Treat?

  • malaria caused by the protozoa Plasmodium falciparum.
  • prevention of falciparum malaria.
  • prevention of falciparum malaria that is resistant to chloroquine.
  • preventive treatment of vivax malaria.

How long should I take Malarone?

What does atovaquone proguanil do to malaria?

Atovaquone/proguanil is a fixed-dose combination tablet of two antimalarial agents and is highly effective for the prevention of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. In combination with proguanil, the ability of atovaquone to inhibit parasitic mitochondrial electron transport is markedly enhanced.