What is it
Paludrine contains a medicine called proguanil hydrochloride. This belongs to a group of medicines called ‘anti-malarials’.
‘Anti-malarials’ can be used in certain parts of the world to help prevent malaria. This is a serious disease spread by infected mosquitoes. Paludrine will give some degree of protection (prophylaxis) against malaria in certain countries. Paludrine can also be prescribed by a doctor to help suppress some types of malaria.
Medicines to help prevent malaria (malaria prophylaxis) are recommended for:
People travelling to countries where malaria occurs.
People living in affected areas who are not immune to malaria. These people have little or no immunity to malaria, so they are at risk of severe attacks.
If this medicine is from your doctor or pharmacist, take it exactly as they have told you.
Otherwise, follow the instructions below. If you do not understand the instructions, or you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Start taking this medicine one week before you enter the malaria area. If this is not possible, start taking this medicine at least two days before you enter the malaria area.
You must continue to take it during your stay.
You must keep taking this medicine for 4 weeks after leaving the malaria area.
Adults and children over 14 years
Take two tablets daily.
Under 1 year (including babies who are being breast-fed):
Take a quarter of a Paludrine tablet daily.
Ages 1 to 4 years:
Take half a Paludrine tablet daily.
Ages 5 to 8 years:
Take one Paludrine tablet daily.
Ages 9 to 14 years:
Take one and a half Paludrine tablets daily.
How to take your tablets
Take the tablet(s) at the same time each day.
Take the tablet(s) after food.
Swallow the tablet(s), or part tablets, whole with a drink of water.
For a young child, the tablet(s) may be given crushed in milk, honey or jam.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken, any other medicines. This includes medicines that you buy without a prescription and herbal medicines.
In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
Warfarin or other medicines used to prevent blood clots. Paludrine may increase the effect of these medicines.
Antacids (aluminium, calcium and magnesium salts that are used to treat heartburn or indigestion). Antacids may reduce the amount of Paludrine absorbed from your gut. This may mean that the full dose of Paludrine is not absorbed into your body and it will not work properly. Therefore, you should take your antacid dose at least two hours before or after taking your Paludrine dose.
Paludrine 100mg Tablets Pack of 98
- Do not store your medicine above 30oC.
- Protect the tablets from light and moisture.
- Keep the tablets in the container they came in.
- Do not take Paludrine after the expiry date stated on the carton
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