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Uses of Proguanil
Proguanil is used in the prevention of:
- Malaria, Falciparum
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Proguanil Drug Class
Proguanil is part of the drug class:
This is not a complete list of Proguanildrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Proguanil and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Proguanil falls into category C:
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Proguanil should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.
No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Proguanil should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Forms of Medication
Proguanil is available in the following forms:
- Oral Tablet