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Malarone® (atovaquone/proguanil) is a medication licensed for the treatment of malaria -- in particular, uncomplicated cases that are caused by a specific type of parasite. It can also be used in combination with certain measures (such as avoiding mosquitoes by using bed nets) to prevent malaria. It comes in tablet form and is usually taken once a day.
 
Among the conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take this malaria drug are kidney disease, liver disease, and any allergies. Malarone, like any medicine, has the potential to cause side effects; however, most people tolerate it well. In clinical studies, the most commonly reported reactions included headache, stomach pain, and nausea.
 
(For more information on this malaria drug, click Malarone. This article tells you what you need to know about how to take it, other side effects, how it works, and more.)
 
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