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Paludrine for Malaria?

  • diliev

    Joined Travelfish
    25th June, 2012
    Posts: 6

    Hi Folks,

    I am going to Thailand, Cambodia(Angkor Wat and Phnom Pehn) and Vietnam (Saigon, Mekong river)

    I decided to take Paludrine (I think another name is Proguanil) for Malaria precautions. Does anyone have any feedback about it?

    Some websites state it is less effective (~70% effectiveness) than Malarone (~95% effectiveness).

    Is there any restrictions in terms of how many tablets I can carry with me?


    #1 Posted: 25/6/2012 - 10:58

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  • daawgon

    Joined Travelfish
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    Have you considered the side effects? What about Dengue Fever - no preventative that I've heard about. Think you need to reconsider that choice - short term exposure will not be a problem unless you spend a great deal of time in the rice paddies or swamps of SE Asia.

    #2 Posted: 25/6/2012 - 21:00

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