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USES: This medication is used to prevent malaria or reduce transmission of malaria infection.

HOW TO USE: Take exactly as directed with water after food. This drug may be combined with other antimalarials if you are traveling to an area with drug-resistant malaria. People not immune to malaria entering an infested area usually begin treatment at least 24 hours before arrival. A daily dose of this drug is usually continued for 6 weeks after leaving the area. Children's dosages are set according to age. Children over 12 years old receive the adult dose. For a young child, the dosage may be given crushed and mixed with milk, honey or jam.

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