More expensive than Malarone.
Is liquid atovaquone.
Absorbed much better than Malarone.Malarone
Cheaper than Mepron, but still crazy expensive.
Is a tablet, atovaquone + proguanil.
Not absorbed as well as Mepron.
Edit: realized the original question is old, and already answered!
Eating it with "food" isn't enough, it needs to be eaten with fat. Aim for a minimum of 30g, but the more the better. In the one study, the medication was taken 45min after food ingestion to "allow time for bile release and the formation of micelles before drug reached the small bowel".
As for your dosage, it's fairly low.
It use to be that Mepron was dosed at 750mg twice a day, but in the last few years it seems LLMDs are realizing that that's not enough. A lot of doctors are now doubling that to 1500mg twice a day, so 3000mg a day (some even go beyond).
You're taking 1/3 of that dosage, and of the solid form which is absorbed much less. When you took too much by mistake, you took 2/3 of that dosage. I don't know how much proguanil you can take before it becomes toxic.
Glad to hear you've had some improvement though, so something's working!
Post Edited (Mustard Seed) : 4/25/2017 1:04:13 PM (GMT-6)