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Who should take proguanil?

Proguanil (Malarone) is a prescription drug that prevents malaria. People who are in an area where they may be bitten by mosquitoes that carry malaria should take this medicine. There are no age restrictions on who can take this medicine. However, this drug has not been well studied in children or older adults, so these populations may face additional risks or issues.

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