Paludrine and Avloclor is an effective dual action malaria treatment that combats the plasmodium parasite. Using two ingredients, which work together to prevent the malaria parasite from multiplying and therefore spreading in the bloodstream, it works to prevent the infection from reaching the liver, which potentially can prove fatal. With a mild dosage formula, this treatment is most effective in regions where the malaria parasite has not yet become resistant to chloroquine.
Paludrine/Avloclor is used to help significantly decrease your chances of contracting the malaria parasite when heading abroad for whatever reason. This treatment option varies slightly from other antimalarials in the sense that it is in fact two types of tablets, which are taken in slightly different amount week-by-week.
Paludrine/Avloclor is used for mild to high-risk areas around the world including India. If you happen to be bitten by a mosquito with the malaria virus, this medication can halt the spread to allow your body to fight back. Paludrine/Avloclor is also effective against the chloroquine strain of malaria.
Paludrine/Avloclor is a dual treatment consisting of two different tablets that work in slightly distinctive ways.
Paludrine tablets contain the active ingredient proguanil hydrochloride that works as a malaria prevention to stop malaria from spreading. Avloclor tablets contain the active ingredient chloroquine phosphate that works by attacking the parasite if it enters into your bloodstream. This means that, if you happen to contract the virus, both Paludrine and Avloclor will fight and prevent the parasite from spreading, allowing your body's immune system to fight of the parasite.
Paludrine/Avloclor tablets vary in how they're taken as they have a different dosage and perform differently to protect you against malaria:
Paludrine/Avloclor should be taken for at least one week before your trip and a maximum of four weeks after your trip depending on doctor recommendation. That means you must have a maximum of five weeks excluding your actual holiday/trip.
If you miss a dosage, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is a Paludrine tablet and it's nearer your next dosage, then skip it and continue as normal (never double up on the dosage to compensate).
Whilst Paludrine/Avloclor is a highly effective treatment, there are some prevention tactics to avoid being bitten. For example, wearing long sleeves and trousers, applying insect spray and sleeping with a mosquito net intact.
There is only one dose of Paludrine/Avloclor available to buy in the UK and that is 100mg of Paludrine and 250mg of Avloclor.
Side effects of Paludrine/Avloclor can occur, however as the medication is only taken short-term, these tend to be temporary. Paludrine/Avloclor also happens to be a small dosage so side effects are rare and mild, if experienced at all. In addition, side effects are usually manageable and a much better option than catching the malaria parasite. If you do experience side effects, these can include headaches, mouth ulcers, stomach upsets or a rash. As you begin this medication at least a week in advance, if you're experiencing side effects that you feel will interfere with the quality of your trip abroad, then consult your doctor or a medical professional before heading off.
Most people can buy Paludrine/Avloclor tablets without any precaution worries, however you will not be recommended it if you are, have or have had:
If you are taking certain medications, please mention all of these in your consultation as certain types can interfere with Paludrine/Avloclor tablets. You should also seek different malaria treatment if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
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