Indications: This medicine is used to prevent malaria.
Directions for use: 200 mg once a day .You may start taking proguanil at least 24 hours before you arrive in an area where there is a chance of getting malaria. This will allow your body to absorb enough medicine to fight the malaria parasites. Also, keep taking this medicine every day while you are in an area where malaria occurs and take it every day for 6 weeks after you leave the area.
Pregnancy: Proguanil has not been shown to cause birth defects or other problems in humans. However, it is best if pregnant women can avoid travelling to areas where there is a chance of getting malaria.
Side effects: Diarrhoea; headache; loss of appetite; mouth sores or ulcers; nausea; vomiting, temporary hair loss
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