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Malarone vs Doxycycline, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 28

This is personalized comparison of Malarone vs Doxycycline for a female aged 28. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Malarone (latest outcomes from 2,223 users) has active ingredients of atovaquone; proguanil hydrochloride. It is often used in malaria.

Doxycycline (latest outcomes from 13,627 users) has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne.

On May, 12, 2014: 1,540 female patients aged 23 who take the same drugs are studied in Malarone vs Doxycycline

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female23travel

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Malarone atovaquone; proguanil hydrochloridenot specified
Doxycycline doxycycline hyclatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 23 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
MalaroneDoxycycline
Drug IneffectiveHaemorrhage (bleeding)
Pyrexia (fever)Anaemia (lack of blood)
DiarrhoeaNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Headache (pain in head)Vomiting
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Menorrhagia (an abnormally heavy bleeding and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals)
VomitingDizziness
Malaria (a parasitic disease due to mosquito bite)Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pregnancy
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)Headache (pain in head)
DizzinessAsthenia (weakness)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
MalaroneDoxycycline
Stomach Pain
Cystic Acne (skin sac with seborrhoea (scaly red skin))
Hepatotoxicity (chemical-driven liver damage)
Tooth Discolouration (a change in colour of teeth)
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
Hair Loss
Vertigo
Tendonitis (a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Malarone0.00%11.11%0.00%77.78%11.11%
Doxycycline6.92%27.69%32.31%26.15%6.92%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Malarone (atovaquone; proguanil hydrochloride) is often used to treat malaria. Doxycycline (doxycycline hyclate) is often used to treat acne. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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