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Atovaquone; Proguanil Hydrochloride

Popular Brands: : Malarone, Atovaquone And Proguanil Hydrochloride, Atovaquone And Proguanil Hcl, Malarone Pediatric, Atovaquone; Proguanil Hydrochloride
Official FDA Reports5,695
Social Media Events152
Total Posts750
Avg. Review Score3.21/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Atovaquone; Proguanil Hydrochloride
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • Glaxosmithkline
  • Glenmark Generics Ltd
  • Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Malarone.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Atovaquone; Proguanil Hydrochloride Side Effects

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Side Effect On Drug
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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Atovaquone; Proguanil Hydrochloride

Nausea

Side Effects: I had an overall sense of unwellness. Nausea was constant even when the drug was taken separate from other drugs and with food/on a full stomach etc. I felt almost flu like; ie the be...


Source: Malarone (Atovaquone / Proguanil)

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Influenza Like Illness

... I had an overall sense of unwellness. Nausea was constant even when the drug was taken separate from other drugs and with food/on a full stomach etc. I felt almost flu like; ie the beginning of flu...


Source: Malarone (Atovaquone / Proguanil)

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Discomfort

... the drug was taken separate from other drugs and with food/on a full stomach etc. I felt almost flu like; ie the beginning of flu onset when you are not yet fully sick .

The benefits i...


Source: Malarone (Atovaquone / Proguanil)

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Dizziness, Pain, Tinnitus, Visual impairment, Dermatitis, Diarrhoea, Insomnia, Muscle twitching, Muscular weakness, Somnolence, Cognitive disorder, Oral disorder, Abnormal sensation in eye

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Insomnia, lightheadedness, headache, impaired cognitive function, tinnitus, red/irritated eyes and vision issues, muscle weakness/twitching/fatigue, pain, diarrhea, peeling skin and mou...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nightmare, Anxiety

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Nightmares and anxiety attacks every single evening.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Paranoia, Nightmare, Anxiety, Abnormal dreams

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: nightmares and bad dreams every night. paranoia and anxiety. I didn't get Malaria.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Paranoia, Nightmare, Completed suicide

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 18, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: My husband took malarone for 60+ days and commited suicide. Had nightmares and became paranoid, etc.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 3, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: None After having hallucinations while on Lariam, I was very glad to find an anti-malarial that allowed me to travel safely!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Amnesia, Disturbance in attention, Hangover

Posted By how odd in fdb.rxlist.com on March 9, 2012 @ 12:00 am

... for 2 weeks at the end of 2010 while in Laos. Even though I found the drug easy to take and didn't experience any of the more severe side effects, I did feel a bit vague and dizzy at times (kinda like...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on December 18, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I have been taking Malarone for the past 6 weeks while in Zambia. I take it after meals in the evening. I can't say I have had any noticeable side effects at all. Whether it is effective against getti...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By cosmic1052 in drugs.com on December 18, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Malarone (atovaquone / proguanil) for Malaria Prevention: I have been taking Malarone for the past 6 weeks while in Zambia. I take it after meals in the evening. I can't say I have had any noticeable ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Vertigo, Discomfort, Insomnia, Decreased appetite

Posted By ccjo1226 in drugs.com on November 20, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Malarone (atovaquone / proguanil) for Malaria Prevention: I found that my trip was overruled by the dizziness, vertigo, insomnia, lack of appetite, and general feeling of unwellness this medication ca...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Vertigo, Discomfort, Insomnia, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on November 20, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I found that my trip was overruled by the dizziness, vertigo, insomnia, lack of appetite, and general feeling of unwellness this medication caused. I quit taking it on day 5, in order to be fully awa...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.