Paludrine 100mg Tablets
Paludrine (proguanil) tablets are an effective, low-cost anti-malarial tablet. They are taken daily to help reduce the risk of contracting malaria from a mosquito bite when travelling in a high-risk area.
They are suitable for use in all areas where resistance is not present. To find out whether they are suitable for use on your trip, check the Fit For Travel website.
Like all anti-malarials, Paludrine can significantly reduce the risk of your contracting malaria from a mosquito bite when you are in a high risk area. As no anti-malarial is 100% effective it is also improtant to ensure that you take the necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites whilst travelling.
Proguanil is the active ingredient in Paludrine tablets. The dose is two tablets daily starting one week before travel and continued for four weeks after returning. Paludrine tablets have been effectively used for many years to prevent malaria in many areas where there is currently no resistance. They are a popular treatment due to the fact that they are relatively well tolerated and are very cost effective compared to some other antimalarial drugs.
Please read the Patient Information Leaflet for side effects and additional information.
Proguanil is suitable to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding but you should always check with your doctor first. The tablets should be taken with or after food to help reduce side effects.
Take TWO tablets WEEKLY starting ONE WEEK before travelling and continuing until FOUR WEEKS after return.
Paludrine tablets should be taken with or after food to help reduce the chance of side effects.
Paludrine tablets are not affected by a moderate alcohol intake.
- Each Paludrine tablet contains 100 mg of proguanil hydrochloride (the active ingredient).
- The other ingredients are calcium carbonate, gelatin, magnesium stearate and maize starch.
Whilst taking Paludrine (proguanil) tablets there is a small chance that you will experience side effects. The liklihood of these occuring can be reducing by taking them with or after food. If you do experience side effects they may include:
- Allergic reaction (itch rash, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue and throat).
- Diarrhoea or constipation (these usually get better as treatment persists).
- Mouth ulcers or inflamed mouth.
- Skin reactions.
- Hair loss.
- Kidney or liver problems.
If you experience any side effects from this medicine it is important to check with your doctor, especially if they are prolonged or serious.
You should not take Paludrine tablets if you:
- Take warfarin - Paludrine may change the effect of warfarin.
- Have kidney problems.
- Are allergic to proguanil or any of the other ingredients.
Paludrine tablets can interact with antacids that contain aluminium, calcium or magnesium. If you take any of these antacids you should leave at least two hours between doses of Paludrine and your antacid to ensure that Paludrine is effective.
It is always best to check with your doctor before taking Paludrine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
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