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Active ingredients: atovaquone + proguanil
What it is used for
Malarone is indicated for the treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in adults and children aged 3 years or older. INDICATIONS AS AT 1 NOVEMBER 2001: "Prophylaxis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in individuals weighing >40kg". This approval is based on the evaluation of the information and data provided with the original letter of application and with any subsequent correspondence and submissions relating to the application. INDICATIONS AS AT 13 JANUARY 2003: Prophylaxis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in adults and children 11kg and over; Treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in adults and children aged 3 years or older.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient atovaquone + proguanil
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
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