Malarone Drug Interactions

atovaquone + proguanil




Zuellig Pharma
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Drug Interactions
Proguanil may potentiate the anticoagulant effect of warfarin and other coumarin based anticoagulants. The mechanism of this potential drug interaction has not been established. Caution is advised when initiating or withdrawing malaria prophylaxis or treatment with atovaquone-proguanil in patients on continuous treatment with coumarin based anticoagulants.
Concomitant treatment with tetracycline, metoclopramide, rifampicin and rifabutin have been associated with significant decreases in plasma concentrations of atovaquone (see Precautions).
Concomitant administration of atovaquone and indinavir results in a decrease in the Cmin of indinavir (23% decrease; 90% CI: 8 to 35%). Caution should be exercised when prescribing atovaquone with indinavir due to the decrease in trough levels of indinavir.
Atovaquone is highly protein bound (greater than 99%) but does not displace other highly protein bound drugs in vitro, indicating significant drug interactions arising from displacement are unlikely.
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