What is Malarone Pediatric?
Malarone Pediatric is a mix of medicines that is used for treating or preventing malaria, which is a condition that is caused by parasites. These medications are effective by preventing the development of parasites within the blood vessels in the human body. Malaria-related parasites are usually introduced into the body by the bite of mosquitoes. Malaria is a common occurrence in areas like Africa, South America, and southern Asia. Malarone Pediatric may also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.
Side effects of Malarone Pediatric
Seek medical attention immediately. If you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction (hives, breathing problems, and swelling of your throat or face) or a severe reaction to your skin (fever or burning eyes, sore throat, and skin irritation, as well as an ailment that is purple or red and blisters and peels). Malarone pediatrics may cause serious adverse effects. Contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:
- Stomach discomfort (upper right) and loss of appetite.
- Tiredness, itching.
- Dark urine, stools that are clay-colored.
- Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin).
Common adverse consequences from Malarone Pediatric may include:
- Stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.
- Mouth sores.
- Headache, dizziness, weakness.
- Strange dreams.
This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
It is not recommended to take Malarone Pediatric to prevent malaria if you suffer from a severe kidney condition.
Before you take this drug
It is not recommended to use this medication if you have an allergy to atovaquone or proguanil. Don't use Malarone Pediatric to prevent malaria in the case of kidney disease. Malarone Pediatric shouldn't be employed to cure malaria in children that weigh under 11 pounds (5 kilograms) and shouldn't be employed to stop malaria in children that weigh under 24 pounds (11 kg).
Speak to your doctor if you have ever suffered from:
- kidney disease.
It is unknown whether this medication will harm a newborn baby. Consult your physician if you are expecting or planning to become pregnant. It is more likely to cause the death of a pregnant woman. If you're pregnant, discuss with your physician the dangers of traveling to areas where malaria is prevalent. It is not advised to breastfeed while taking this medicine. Consult your physician regarding any risks.
How to take Malarone Pediatric?
Follow the directions on the prescription label and go through all medication guides or instruction sheets. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed. Every day, the medication should be taken at the same time. It is recommended to take Malarone Pediatric with food or milk in the event that it causes stomach upset. If you vomit within one hour after taking this medicine, you should take a second dose.
If you're taking this medication to avoid malaria:
- Begin taking the medication one or two days prior to entering a region in which malaria is a common occurrence. Keep taking the medicine throughout your stay and for at least 7 consecutive days after you quit the area.
Utilize Malarone Pediatric frequently to ensure that you are protected from malaria. If you stop taking the medication too soon for any reason, speak to your doctor about other methods for preventive measures against malaria. If you are taking this medication to combat malaria:
- Use the medicine daily for three days in a row.
- Take this medication for the prescribed duration, even if symptoms improve quickly.
Wear the appropriate clothing, insect repellents, and mosquito nets around your mattress to help stop mosquito bites that could cause malaria. Contact your physician as soon as you can after having experienced malaria or if you experience vomiting, fever, or diarrhea after or following a visit to a location where malaria is a common occurrence. The medication cannot be 100 percent efficient in treating or preventing all forms of malaria. For the best results, you should continue taking the medication according to the instructions. Place it in a cool, dry place far from heat and moisture.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the medication as quickly as you are able, but do not take any missed doses if it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at a time.
What happens if I overdose?
Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222. The symptoms of an overdose can include stomach pain, vomiting, mouth sores, losing hair easily, bruising or bleeding, and peeling of the skin on your feet and hands.
What should be avoided?
Follow the doctor's advice regarding any restrictions on your food, drink, or activities.
Interaction with other drugs
Discuss with your physician all other medications you take, particularly:
- A blood thinner—warfarin, coumadin, or Jantoven.
This list isn't complete. Other medications could impact Malarone Pediatric, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Some interactions with drugs are not listed here. are included here.