Atovaquone and proguanil are medications to treat malaria, a disease caused by parasites. These medicines work by interfering with the growth of parasites in the red blood cells of the human body.

Parasites that cause malaria typically enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia.

The combination of atovaquone and proguanil is used to treat or prevent malaria.

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  • Malarone, Malarone Pediatric
  • Severity: Moderate
    If any of the following side effects occur while taking atovaquone / proguanil, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

    Incidence not known:
    Blistering, peeling, loosening of skin
    chills
    convulsions
    difficulty swallowing
    fast heartbeat
    hives or welts
    increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight
    itching, redness or other discoloration of skin
    joint or muscle pain
    large, hive-like swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, sex organs
    loss of bladder control
    muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    rash
    red, irritated eyes
    red skin lesions, often with a purple center
    seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
    severe mental changes
    severe sunburn
    shortness of breath
    skin rash
    sores, ulcers or white spots in mouth or on lips
    sudden loss of consciousness
    tightness in chest
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    wheezing
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with atovaquone / proguanil may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common:
    Abdominal pain
    back pain
    coughing
    diarrhea
    dreams
    fever
    headache
    itching skin
    lack of or loss of strength
    nausea
    muscle pain
    sore throat
    sores in mouth
    sneezing
    vomiting
    Less common:
    Acid or sour stomach
    belching
    blurred or loss of vision
    disturbed color perception
    dizziness
    double vision
    flu like symptoms
    halos around lights
    heartburn
    indigestion
    loss of appetite
    night blindness
    overbright appearance of lights
    sleeplessness
    stomach discomfort, upset or pain
    trouble sleeping
    tunnel vision
    unable to sleep
    weight loss
    Rare:
    Discouragement
    fear
    feeling sad or empty
    irritability
    lack of appetite
    loss of interest or pleasure
    nervousness
    trouble concentrating
  • (oral tablet)