Malarone is an effective treatment for malaria, taken daily in a tablet form. Consult with a travel health specialist to determine which medication is right for you based on your destination, medical history, and current medications. Some medications must be taken several weeks before your trip, so plan ahead.

Malarone: £25

Suitable for all ages

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Taking Malarone

Consume one tablet at the same time daily with food or a milky drink, if feasible.

Start daily tablet intake two days prior to entering a malaria risk area. Continue taking one tablet every day while in the area and for seven days after your departure.

How does it work?

The transmission of malaria occurs through the bite of an infected mosquito, introducing the malaria parasite into the bloodstream. Malarone comprises two active ingredients, atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride, that work together to prevent malaria by eliminating the malaria parasite.

Side Effects

Adverse effects from Malarone are infrequent and generally mild; however, the medication may occasionally lead to stomach pain, dizziness, headaches, nausea, diarrhoea, coughing, low mood, and skin reactions. It is possible to experience vivid dreams as well.

How effective is Malarone?

You’ll gain protection 1-2 days after commencing your course, emphasising the importance of starting treatment before your departure to guarantee coverage upon arrival at your destination.

Consistent and adherence to the instructions for tablet intake is crucial to achieve optimal protection.

Keep in mind that Malarone, when combined with other preventive measures to avoid mosquito bites, can provide up to 95% protection.

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to prescribe malarone, we require a travel consultation to determine your suitability.

We offer travel consultations free of charge for your peace of mind.

Malaria is a life-threatening disease that occurs in tropical and subtropical regions, including Africa, Asia, and South America. 

However, there are some destinations where Malarone will not be suitable to prevent malaria. In your free travel consultation, alternative medication can be recommended.

We currently have clinics located in Birmingham & Sutton Coldfield for easy in-person testing and GP appointments.

Malarone can interact with other medications. It is important to let your GP know which medications you are taking or plan to take.

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