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Atovaquone/proguanil is a drug that can be used for both the prevention and treatment of malaria. It comes in the form of a tablet and is typically taken once a day. This medication works by stopping the reproduction of Plasmodium parasites (the cause of malaria) in the bloodstream. Common side effects include nausea, headache, and diarrhea.
What Is Atovaquone/Proguanil?Atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone®) is a prescription medication licensed to prevent or treat malaria. As the name implies, it is a combination of two antimalarial medicines: atovaquone and proguanil.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, atovaquone/proguanil can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
- Stomach pain
- Weakness, or a loss of energy and strength
- Appetite loss