Choosing Generic vs Branded Malarone (Atovaquone/Proguanil)
The active ingredient Atovaquone/Proguanil is available in either branded tablets or the generic unbranded version. Generic drugs are medically identical and equally as effective having the same quality, strength, purity and stability as brand-name drugs but are available at a lower price.
Generic medicines go through the same detailed safety and quality requirements as the original branded product. In the UK, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the organisation that looks after the safety of prescribed medicines. The MHRA routinely carry out inspections to check all parts of the medicine development process, from testing to manufacturing, are carried out in line with strict regulations.
How to Take Generic Malarone
When taking this medicine, drink it with food or with a dairy product at approximately the same time every day.
Before you go to a known malaria carrying area, it is advisable to take the medication 1 to 2 days prior to entry and up to one week after leaving.
Generic: Side Effects
Compared to other anti-malaria drugs, side effects aren’t as pronounced or as severe.Side effects are: abdominal pain, rashes, loss of appetite, nausea, headaches, dizziness, diarrhea, coughing, change in sleeping habits, and mouth ulcers.
Generic: How Does It Work
- This medication contains two drugs: proguanil hydrochloride and atovaquone. Both of these drugs both stop the parasite Plasmodium falciparum.
- The sickness malaria is spread through mosquito bites and is passed to the bloodstream from the infected mosquito.
- Malarone prevents the spread of malaria by killing the parasite as it enters the bloodstream.
- Since it kills the parasite, Malarone is also effective for people who already have the parasite and are infected.
Malarone: How to Take the Medication
When drinking Malarone, it is advisable to drink it alongside milk or food and during the same time every day.
Before going to a malaria endemic place, start taking for 1 to 2 days prior to arrival. Continue treatment for 1 week after leaving.
Known Side Effects
Compared to other anti-malaria medication, the side effects of this drug aren’t as severe.
The side effects are as follows:
- Abdominal pain
- Mouth Ulcers
- Sleep Pattern Changes
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