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LAVERAN TABLET

Tablet
MRP: Rs. 70 for 1 strip(s) (10 tablet each)
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Composition for LAVERAN

Proguanil(100 mg)

food interaction for LAVERAN

alcohol interaction for LAVERAN

pregnancy interaction for LAVERAN

lactation interaction for LAVERAN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Laveran tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Laveran tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for LAVERAN

Proguanil(100 mg)

Uses

Laveran tablet is used in the treatment of malaria.

How it works

Laveran tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antimalarial. It works by stopping the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, from reproducing once it is in the red blood cells. It does this by inhibiting the enzyme, dihydrofolate reductase, which is involved in the reproduction of the parasite.

Common side effects

Nausea, Flushing, Gastric intolerance, Headache, Indigestion, Loss of appetite, Mouth ulcer, Stomatitis, Vomiting, Constipation, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice for LAVERAN

  • Take precautions to reduce the chances of being bitten by mosquitoes while on proguanil treatment.Start taking proguanil one week or at least two days before you enter the malaria area and continue to take it during your stay and for 4 weeks after leaving the malaria area.
  • Take proguanil with a glass of water after meals to decrease the possibility of stomach upset.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or if you are breast-feeding.

Frequently asked questions for LAVERAN

Proguanil

Q.Is atovaquone proguanil the same as malarone?
Atovaquone proguanil is the same as malarone

Q.Is atovaquone-proguanil an antibiotic?
Atovaquone-proguanil is not an antibiotic

Q.What is proguanil and atovaquone?
The drug combination atovaquone/ proguanil is an antimalarial medication used in both the treatment and prevention of malaria.

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Content on this page was last updated on 16 October, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)