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One of the components of Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil) has been shown to pass through human breast milk, but it is not expected to pass through in large amounts. If your healthcare provider says it's okay to breastfeed while taking Malarone, be sure to check for any problems in your nursing child, such as vomiting, diarrhea, or fever.
Is Malarone Safe While Breastfeeding?Malarone® (atovaquone/proguanil) is a medication used in the prevention and treatment of malaria. It is a combination of two medicines: atovaquone and proguanil. Malarone's effects on a breastfeeding infant are unknown, so if you are nursing a child, talk with your healthcare provider before taking this medication.
More Information on Breastfeeding and MalaroneProguanil, one of the components in Malarone, is known to pass through breast milk in small amounts. Atovaquone, the other component, was shown to pass through the breast milk of rats, but has not been adequately studied in humans. Based on the drug's properties, it is thought that atovaquone would also pass through human breast milk in small amounts.
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