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Posted by: Caron | 2005/06/17

malonil in children

We are going to Zambia for three days and are taking three children ages 7, 10, 12. I already have Malonil from a previous trip and would like to use it for the children. Can it be cut up according to their weight? they wheigh 25kg, 31 and 33 kg respectively. Pls help. Thanks Caron

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Caron, children may be given proguanil with atovaquone for the prophylaxis of malaria in the following doses, based on the adult dose of 100 mg of proguanil hydrochloride daily:
1. children weighing 11 to 20 kg: one-quarter the adult dose
2. 21 to 30 kg: half the adult dose
3. 31 to 40 kg: three-quarters the adult dose
4. over 40 kg: the adult dose.
Good luck.

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