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What are atovaquone and proguanil?

Atovaquone-proguanil is a two-drug combination drug used to treat malaria. The cause of malaria is infection by Plasmodium species, a parasite typically transmitted by mosquito bites. This treatment works against the P. falciparum in red blood cells only. It is not effective against dormant parasites in the liver. The combination is also used to prevent malaria in people who are entering an area where it is common, such as Africa, Southern Asia or South America.

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