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Drug interactions between Malarone and Plaquenil

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil)
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)

Interactions between your drugs

There were no interactions found in our database between Malarone and Plaquenil. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

Malarone

A total of 116 drugs (522 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Malarone.

Plaquenil

A total of 486 drugs (1964 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Plaquenil.

Drug and food interactions

Moderate

atovaquone food

Applies to: Malarone (atovaquone / proguanil)

Food significantly enhances the absorption of atovaquone. You should take each dose of atovaquone at the same time each day with a meal or a milky drink. If you receive enteral nutrition (tube feeding), take atovaquone with your feeding. Taking it on an empty stomach may lead to inadequate blood levels and reduced effectiveness of the medication. Talk to your doctor if you have questions or have difficulty taking atovaquone with food.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.

Duplication

Antimalarials

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'antimalarials' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'antimalarials' category:

  • proguanil (active ingredient in Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil))
  • hydroxychloroquine (active ingredient in Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine))

Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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