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Proguanil

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ALIASES

Atovakvon/Proguanil Glenmark, Horisto, Malarone, Malarone®, Malarone® Junior, Malastad, Paludrine, Paludrine®


SUBSTANCES

proguanil, proguanilhydrochloride


ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN: MODERATE
Proguanil is a prophylactic antimalarial drug, which works by stopping the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, from reproducing once it is in the red blood cells. It does this by inhibiting the enzyme, dihydrofolate reductase, which is involved in the reproduction of the parasite.

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MODERATE
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