- Are Adoxa and Malarone the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Adoxa?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Malarone?
- What Is Adoxa?
- What Is Malarone?
- What Drugs Interact with Adoxa?
- What Drugs Interact with Malarone?
- How Should Adoxa Be Taken?
- How Should Malarone Be Taken?
Are Adoxa and Malarone the Same Thing?
Adoxa (doxycycline) and Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil hcl) are used to prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites. Parasites that cause malaria typically enter the body through the bite of a mosquito.
Adoxa is also used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, periodontitis (gum disease), and others. Adoxa is also used to treat blemishes, bumps, and acne-like lesions caused by rosacea.
Both Adoxa and Malarone may interact with blood thinners.
Adoxa may also interact with cholesterol-lowering medications, isotretinoin, tretinoin, antacids, products containing bismuth subsalicylate; minerals such as iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, and over-the-counter vitamin and mineral supplements; and penicillin antibiotics.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Adoxa?
Common side effects of Adoxa include:
- stomach upset,
- skin rash or itching, or
- vaginal itching or discharge
What Are Possible Side Effects of Malarone?
Common side effects of Malarone include:
- loss of appetite,
- upset stomach,
- swollen or black hairy tongue,
- mouth sores,
- sore throat,
- difficulty swallowing,
- inflammation of the small intestine and colon,
- rectal discomfort,
- permanent discoloration of teeth (if taken during tooth development),
- discoloration of the nails,
- sun sensitivity,
- hives, and
- allergic reactions.
What Is Adoxa?
Adoxa (doxycycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, periodontitis (gum disease), and others. Adoxa is also used to treat blemishes, bumps, and acne-like lesions caused by rosacea.
What Is Malarone?
What Drugs Interact With Adoxa?
Adoxa may interact with cholesterol-lowering medications, isotretinoin, tretinoin, antacids, products containing bismuth subsalicylate, minerals such as iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, over-the-counter vitamin and mineral supplements, blood thinners, or malarone antibiotics. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Adoxa is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm a fetus. Consult your doctor to discuss using birth control while taking this medication. This drug passes into breast milk but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
What Drugs Interact With Malarone?
Malarone may interact with penicillin or other bactericidal antibiotics, anticoagulants, methoxyflurane; antacids containing aluminum, calcium or magnesium; preparations containing iron, zinc, or sodium bicarbonate; and oral contraceptives. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Malarone is generally not recommended for use during pregnancy; it may harm a fetus.
How Should Adoxa Be Taken?
The usual adult dose of oral Adoxa is 200 mg on the first day of treatment (taken 100 mg every 12 hours or 50 mg every 6 hours) followed by a maintenance dose of 100 mg/day. The maintenance dose may be taken as a single dose or as 50 mg every 12 hours.
How Should Malarone Be Taken?
The usual adult daily dose of Malarone is 1 gram as 500 mg twice daily or 250 mg four times a day.
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DailyMed. Adoxa Prescribing Information.
DailyMed. Malarone Product Information.