Compare Malarone vs. Bactrim

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Kills bacteria.

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available as a generic. However, you can be more likely to sunburn.

3.6/ 5 average rating with 473 reviewsforBactrim
Upsides
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  • Widely available as a generic product and in a variety of formulations (tablet, capsule, suspension).
  • Works well to treat many types of bacterial infections
Downsides
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  • Makes you sensitive to the sun.
  • Can upset your stomach
  • Drink plenty of water or fluids to avoid harming your kidneys
  • May cause birth defects
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Used for
  • Malaria
  • Plasmodium falciparum; Prophylaxis Malaria
  • Uncomplicated
  • Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria
  • Uncomplicated
  • Plasmodium Vivax
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Liquid
Price
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Reviews
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473 reviews so far
59%
saidit'sworth it
49%
saiditworked well
22%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Malarone (Atovaquone / Proguanil) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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  • Diarrhea
  • Sunburn
  • Rash
  • Harm to fetus
  • Lower kidney function
    • Elderly
    • Taking other medicines that lower kidney function
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