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Composition for PROMAL

Proguanil(NA)

food interaction for PROMAL

alcohol interaction for PROMAL

pregnancy interaction for PROMAL

lactation interaction for PROMAL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Promal tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Promal 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 PROMAL

Proguanil(NA)

Uses

Promal tablet is used in the treatment of malaria.

How it works

Promal 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

SUBSTITUTES for PROMAL

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Expert advice for PROMAL

  • 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 PROMAL

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 17 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)