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Atovaquone: Proguanil (Malarone)
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Malaria is a tropical parasite disease that is primarily spread through mosquitoes. It can be life threatening. Malaria is not common in the United States, but it can be spread through immigration and travel from other countries where malaria is prevalent. Malaria is most common in warm, tropical climates such as Africa, South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America, and Oceania.
Malaria is primarily spread when an infected mosquito bites a non-infected person. The malaria parasites travel through the bloodstream and travel to the liver. After the parasites mature, they multiply in red blood cells, destroying them.
Malaria is not contagious person to person.
Symptoms are delayed, first occurring 7-30 days after infection and generally last 6-10 hours and cycle every 2 to 3 days. Malaria symptoms include shivering, fever, headache, vomiting, sweating, seizures, and fatigue. When left untreated, malaria can become severe and cause death.
Malaria transmission occurs across 87 countries and territories. The map below, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows an approximation of the parts of the world where malaria transmission occurs.
Atovaquone:Proguanil is a more affordable, generic form of Malarone that is just as effective.
Atovaquone:Proguanil (generic Malarone) works by interfering with the growth and reproduction of the malaria parasites in the body. Atovaquone and proguanil work together to target different stages of the parasite's life cycle, making it an effective prophylactic medication.
Atovaquone:Proguanil (generic Malarone) is effective against most types of malaria, including Plasmodium falciparum, which is the most common and dangerous form of the disease.
Although the exact dosing instructions will be provided by your healthcare provider, in general, it is recommended to start taking atovaquone:proguanil (generic Malarone) 1-2 days before entering the malaria zone, continue taking it daily during your stay, and then continue for 7 days after leaving the area.
While this medication helps prevent malaria, it does not provide protection against mosquito bites. It is still important to take additional measures to avoid mosquito bites, such as using insect repellents, wearing long sleeves and pants, and staying in screened or air-conditioned accommodations.
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Hiking over 10,000 ft elevation in Colorado. Prescription from MD said to take acetazolamide prophylactically and during hike. I didn’t seem to be adversely affected during the hike and made it to the summit!
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Took altitude sickness medication after having terrible headaches and throwing up. Shortly after starting the medication, all my symptoms went away.
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Taking malaria medication before going to South Africa provided my wife and me with a level of comfort that really enabled us to enjoy our 5-day safari. We felt protected the entire time we were out exploring the amazing Sabi Sands Game Reserve!
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I took malaria medication during my trip to the Amazon Rainforest. No issues with malaria!
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The motion sickness patches were very helpful since we were staying on a small sailboat; I don’t think my brother would have been able to keep a meal down if not for them.
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Motion sickness medicine didn’t work for me until I discovered the patch!
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I was having the best time in Mexico until I got an awful stomach bug. Thankfully, I had brought my own medication with me so I didn’t have to deal with language barriers and a local pharmacy. After a quick recovery day, I was still able to enjoy the rest of my trip.
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