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Drug-free holidays: Compliance, tolerability, and acceptability of a 3-day atovaquone/proguanil schedule for pre-travel malaria chemoprophylaxis in Australian travellers

Lau, Colleen; Ramsey, Lani; Mills, Laura; Furuya-Kanamori, Luis; Mills, Deborah

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Background Poor compliance with chemoprophylaxis is a major contributing factor to the risk of malaria in travellers. Pre-travel chemoprophylaxis may improve compliance by enabling ‘drug-free holidays’. The standard treatment dose of atovaquone/proguanil (250mg/100mg, 4 tablets/day for 3 days) provides protection against malaria for at least 4 weeks, and could therefore potentially be used for pre-travel chemoprophylaxis. In this study, we assessed the compliance, tolerability, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/161193
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciy854
Access Rights: Open Access

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