Malarone
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Atovaquone/Proguanil (Malarone)

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Medication features

  • Take 1-2 days before entering a malarial zone
  • Take each day you are in the malarial zone
  • Continue for 7 days after leaving malarial zone
PLEASE NOTE - A SEPARATE ORDER MUST BE PLACED FOR EACH PATIENT TRAVELLING, FOR PRESCRIPTION PURPOSES.

NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you.

Overview

Buy Malarone Tablets Online

You can buy Malarone tablets online for your trip abroad online, with Simple Online Pharmacy. Whether you are on Safari in Africa, island hopping through Indonesia or seeing Indias rural wonders, Malaria is a threat that should be taken seriously. Malaria is one of the world most lethal diseases and is spread by mosquitoes, present in many tropical and subtropical countries. There is no vaccination, however, malaria tablets are highly effective in preventing malaria.

You can order Malarone or generic Malarone tablets through our registered online doctor service. After completing the online consultation, our doctor will review your assessment and prescribe the selected medication where appropriate. Our pharmacy will then dispense and dispatch your prescription to your door.

About Malarone

Malarone is the original branded version of the combination medication, atovaquone, and proguanil. As GSK the makers of Malarone have now lost exclusivity over manufacture, there are now less expensive versions of Malarone available. Sometimes known as 'generic malarone', these options contain exactly the same active ingredient as Malarone and is medically equivalent. These are still manufactured to the highest standards, yet generic Malarone is significantly cheaper than the original branded Malarone.

Visit the Fit For Travel site before completing the online consultation, and find out if Malarone if the antimalarial you need.

How to take Malarone

Malarone and the generic version should be started 1-2 days before entering a malarial zone.

The adult dose is one tablet taken daily, 1-2 days before travelling to the risk area, taking one each day while in the area, and continuing to take one tablet daily for seven days after leaving.

How it works

Malarone works by killing the parasite that causes Malaria. As you start taking the medication before you enter the malarial zone, there should be high enough levels of the drugs in your body to kill the parasite should be bitten by a carrier mosquito. 

Malarone Price

The price of the branded Malarone is significantly more expensive than atovaquone/proguanil (generic malarone). Both medications are medically equivalent and contain the same amount of the active ingredient, so unless you have an intolerance to an inactive ingredient in Malarone, most patients elect to use the generic form which is cheaper.

Our Malarone prices are checked weekly, and we always aim to be the cheapest price online. As we have a lowest price guarantee, we will match any price you find cheaper elsewhere. 

Malarone Alternatives

Other malaria tablets available from our online doctor include 

You should also use bite prevention measures to minimise the risk of bites or contraction of the disease. Using insect repellents containing DEET, wearing long sleeve clothing and using mosquito nets, are all methods of ensuring you are reducing your risk of contraction of malaria.

Read more about Malaria or visit the NHS choices website for further information.

FAQ

What is the dosage of Malarone?

Malarone is taken once daily, starting 1-2 days before entering the malarial zone, and continuing each day, and for 7 days after leaving the malarial zone.

How much is Malarone?

Malarone tablet can vary in price depending on the quantity required. Prices range from £2.25 per tablet to £3.10 per tablet. Generic Malarone is a cheaper, medically equivalent version of Malarone.

How effective is Malarone?

It is important to know, that no anti-malaria tablet offers 100% protection against Malaria. Although the risk is greatly reduced, you should still take measure to protect against bites, such as covering your skin and applying insect repellent.

How long do I need to take Malarone Tablets?

You need to take Malarone / Generic Malarone daily for the length of your stay in a malarial zone, as well as 7 days after leaving, and 1-2 days before entering.

What are the alternatives to Malarone?

Depending on where you are traveling, you may also be able to take Lariam, Doxycycline, or Lariam. The NHS fit for travel website will give information as to which anti-malarial you need.

What is the difference between Malarone and Atovaquone and Proguanil (Generic Malarone)?

Malarone contains the active ingredients Atovaquone 250mg and Proguanil 100mg. Medically there are no differences between Malarone and "Generic Malarone", as they both contain exactly the same amount of active ingredient.

Can I buy Malarone over the counter?

Malarone is a prescription only medication, so cannot be bought over the counter at a pharmacy. A doctor must assess whether it is suitable for you.

How does Malarone work?

Malarone works by killing the parasite (P. falciparum) which causes Malaria.

Is there a generic version of Malarone?

Yes, the generic form of Malarone is Atovaquone and Proguanil. Atovaquone and Proguanil is the name of the drug which is in the brand Malarone. As long as it is purchased from a reliable source (a registered UK pharmacy) then the doses will be bioequivalent with Malarone.

How many Malarone tablets do I need?

To calculate how many Malarone tablets you need, simply add 9 to the number of days you will be spending in the malarial zone. This accounts for the time spent in the area, 2 tablets for before leaving, and 7 for when you arrive back.

Side Effects

Side Effects of Malarone / Generic Malarone

Malarone is a well-tolerated medicine, however, as with any medication you take, there is always a risk of side effects occurring. Some are more common than others, and often side effects may subside with the regular usage of the medicine. If the side effects do not subside, you should report them to us, or your GP.

Common Side Effects

  • Headaches
  • Upset stomach
  • Nausea / Vomiting
  • Stomach Pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Itchy rash
  • Insomnia

The side effects listed below are more serious, and you should stop taking Sildenafil, and report these to your GP immediately.

  • Swollen eyelids, face, and lips. Sign of allergic reaction.
  • Sudden wheezing, tightness of chest.

The side effects of Malarone listed below are serious, and you should stop taking Sildenafil, and report these to your GP as a matter of urgency

  • Blistering skin rash
  • Rash, with blistering or peeling skin, particularly around your mouth, nose, eyes or genitals.

For a full list of side effects, please read the patient information leaflet.

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Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.

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