Brand Names : Paludrine
Proguanil (pro-GWAN-il) belongs to a group of medicines called antimalarials.
It is used to prevent malaria, a red blood cell infection transmitted by the
bite of a mosquito.
Malaria transmission occurs in large areas of Central and South America,
Hispaniola, sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the
Middle East, and Oceania. Country-specific information on malaria can be obtained
from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or from the CDC's
web site at http://www.cdc.gov/travel
This medicine may be given together with another medicine to prevent malaria
Proguanil is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following
Some commonly used brand names are:
In Canada -
* Not commercially available in the U.S.