Malaria Tablets

Protect yourself on a trip abroad with affordable anti-malarial tablets

Malaria Tablets

Protect yourself on a trip abroad with affordable anti-malarial tablets

Malaria tablets (also known as antimalarials) help stop you from getting malaria when you go on holiday or live in areas where there is a risk.

Knowing which one is right for you and how to take it will help you to stay healthy and protected when traveling abroad to areas where there’s a high malaria risk. 

At Superdrug Online Doctor, we offer a range of high quality malaria treatments for travelling abroad, with free to-your-door delivery options and ongoing doctor advice.

Last reviewed: 9/1/2020 by Dr Clair Grainger

Malaria Country Information

Malaria guidelines are regularly updated and countries receive new risk ratings for malaria. As a result, some of the malaria risk advice on our site may be out of date. Before starting your assessment for malaria treatment, please check NaTHNaC guidance on the malaria risk in the country you’re travelling to. Neither the content on our website, nor our online assessment for malaria treatment are intended as a substitute for a full travel consultation. It is important you discuss all precautions recommended for your trip, for example you may need vaccines too – you can book a consultation here.

To place an order, fill in a brief questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and prescribe a treatment if suitable. Existing patients should login first.

Generic Malarone (atovaquone proguanil)

Generic Malarone contains the same ingredients as Malarone and works in the same way. It is slightly cheaper than the branded medication.

Dosage: Start taking the tablets two days before travel and continue your treatment until seven days after your return. You need to take one tablet per day.

Side Effects: As with Malarone, atovaquone and proguanil tablets are recognised as having less side effects than other malaria drugs. Always read the manufacturer's leaflet before taking for a full list of potential side effects.

Medication Pack Size Price
Generic Malarone 1 day (10 tablets) £27
Generic Malarone 2 day (11 tablets) £29
Generic Malarone 3 day (12 tablets) £31
Generic Malarone 4 day (13 tablets) £33
Generic Malarone 5 day (14 tablets) £35
Generic Malarone 6 day (15 tablets) £37
Generic Malarone 7 day (16 tablets) £39
Generic Malarone 8 day (17 tablets) £41
Generic Malarone 9 day (18 tablets) £43
Generic Malarone 10 day trip (19 tablets) £45
Generic Malarone 11 day trip (20 tablets) £47
Generic Malarone 12 day trip (21 tablets) £49
Generic Malarone 13 day trip (22 tablets) £51
Generic Malarone 14 day trip (23 tablets) £53
Generic Malarone 15 day trip (24 tablets) £55
Generic Malarone 16 day trip (25 tablets) £57
Generic Malarone 17 day trip (26 tablets) £59
Generic Malarone 18 day trip (27 tablets) £61
Generic Malarone 19 day trip (28 tablets) £63
Generic Malarone 20 day trip (29 tablets) £65
Generic Malarone 21 day trip (30 tablets) £67
Generic Malarone 4 week trip (37 tablets) £82
Generic Malarone 5 week trip (44 tablets) £94
Generic Malarone 6 week trip (51 tablets) £106
Generic Malarone 7 week trip (58 tablets) £118
Generic Malarone 8 week trip (66 tablets) £130
Generic Malarone 9 week trip (72 tablets) £142
Generic Malarone 10 week trip (79 tablets) £154
Generic Malarone 11 week trip (86 tablets) £166
Generic Malarone 12 week trip (93 tablets) £178
Generic Malarone 13 week trip (100 tablets) £190
Generic Malarone 14 week trip (107 tablets) £202
Generic Malarone 15 week trip (114 tablets) £214
Generic Malarone 16 week trip (121 tablets) £226
Generic Malarone 17 week trip (128 tablets) £238
Generic Malarone 18 week trip (135 tablets) £250
Generic Malarone 19 week trip (142 tablets) £262
Generic Malarone 20 week trip (149 tablets) £274
Generic Malarone 21 week trip (156 tablets) £286
Generic Malarone 22 week trip (163 tablets) £298
Generic Malarone 23 week trip (170 tablets) £310
Generic Malarone 24 week trip (177 tablets) £322
Generic Malarone 25 week trip (184 tablets) £334
Generic Malarone 26 week trip (191 tablets) £346
Generic Malarone 27 week trip (198 tablets) £358
Generic Malarone 28 week trip (205 tablets) £370
Generic Malarone 29 week trip (212 tablets) £382
Generic Malarone 30 week trip (219 tablets) £394
Generic Malarone 31 week trip (226 tablets) £406
Generic Malarone 32 week trip (233 tablets) £418
Generic Malarone 33 week trip (240 tablets) £430
Generic Malarone 34 week trip (247 tablets) £442
Generic Malarone 35 week trip (254 tablets) £454
Generic Malarone 36 week trip (261 tablets) £466
Generic Malarone 37 week trip (268 tablets) £478
Generic Malarone 38 week trip (275 tablets) £490
Generic Malarone 39 week trip (282 tablets) £502
Generic Malarone 40 week trip (289 tablets) £514
Generic Malarone 41 week trip (296 tablets) £526
Generic Malarone 42 week trip (303 tablets) £538
Generic Malarone 43 week trip (310 tablets) £550
Generic Malarone 44 week trip (317 tablets) £562
Generic Malarone 45 week trip (324 tablets) £574
Generic Malarone 46 week trip (331 tablets) £586
Generic Malarone 47 week trip (338 tablets) £598
Generic Malarone 48 week trip (345 tablets) £610
Generic Malarone 49 week trip (352 tablets) £622
Generic Malarone 50 week trip (359 tablets) £634
Generic Malarone 51 week trip (366 tablets) £646
Generic Malarone 52 week trip (373 tablets) £658

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To place an order, fill in a brief questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and prescribe a suitable treatment.


Malarone

Dosage: Start taking Malarone two days before travel and continue your treatment until seven days after your return. You need to take one tablet per day.

Side Effects: Recognised as having less side effects than other malaria drugs. Always read the manufacturer's leaflet before taking for a full list of potential side effects.

Medication Pack Size Price
Malarone 1 day (10 tablets) £32
Malarone 2 days (11 tablets) £35
Malarone 3 days (12 tablets) £38
Malarone 4 days (13 tablets) £41
Malarone 5 days (14 tablets) £44
Malarone 6 days (15 tablets) £47
Malarone 7 days (16 tablets) £50
Malarone 8 days (17 tablets) £53
Malarone 9 days (18 tablets) £56
Malarone 10 days (19 tablets) £59
Malarone 11 days (20 tablets) £62
Malarone 12 days (21 tablets) £64
Malarone 13 days (22 tablets) £67
Malarone 14 days (23 tablets) £70
Malarone 15 days (24 tablets) £73
Malarone 16 days (25 tablets) £75
Malarone 17 days (26 tablets) £78
Malarone 18 days (27 tablets) £80
Malarone 19 days (28 tablets) £83
Malarone 20 days (29 tablets) £86
Malarone 21 days (30 tablets) £89
Malarone 4 weeks (37 tablets) £100
Malarone 5 weeks (44 tablets) £114
Malarone 6 weeks (51 tablets) £128
Malarone 7 weeks (58 tablets) £142
Malarone 8 weeks (65 tablets) £159
Malarone 9 weeks (72 tablets) £176
Malarone 10 weeks (79 tablets) £193
Malarone 11 weeks (86 tablets) £210
Malarone 12 weeks (93 tablets) £227
Malarone 13 weeks (100 tablets) £244
Malarone 14 weeks (107 tablets) £261
Malarone 15 weeks (114 tablets) £274
Malarone 16 weeks (121 tablets) £290
Malarone 17 weeks (128 tablets) £307
Malarone 18 weeks (135 tablets) £324
Generic Malarone 19 weeks (142 tablets) £341
Malarone 20 weeks (149 tablets) £358
Malarone 21 weeks (156 tablets) £374
Malarone 22 weeks (163 tablets) £391
Malarone 23 weeks (170 tablets) £400
Malarone 24 weeks (177 tablets) £416
Malarone 25 weeks (184 tablets) £432
Malarone 26 weeks (191 tablets) £449
Malarone 27 weeks (198 tablets) £265
Malarone 28 weeks (205 tablets) £482
Malarone 29 weeks (212 tablets) £499
Malarone 30 weeks (219 tablets) £514
Malarone 31 weeks (226 tablets) £527
Malarone 32 weeks (233 tablets) £543
Malarone 33 weeks (240 tablets) £559
Malarone 34 weeks (247 tablets) £576
Malarone 35 weeks (254 tablets) £592
Malarone 36 weeks (261 tablets) £608
Malarone 37 weeks (268 tablets) £624
Malarone 38 weeks (275 tablets) £641
Malarone 39 weeks (282 tablets) £649
Malarone 40 weeks (289 tablets) £665
Malarone 41 weeks (296 tablets) £681
Malarone 42 weeks (303 tablets) £697
Malarone 43 weeks (310 tablets) £713
Malarone 44 weeks (317 tablets) £729
Malarone 45 weeks (324 tablets) £745
Malarone 46 weeks (331 tablets) £761
Malarone 47 weeks (338 tablets) £777
Malarone 48 weeks (345 tablets) £794
Malarone 49 weeks (352 tablets) £810
Malarone 50 weeks (359 tablets) £826
Malarone 51 weeks (366 tablets) £842
Malarone 52 weeks (373 tablets) £858

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To place an order, fill in a brief questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and prescribe a suitable treatment.


Doxycycline

The cheapest option.

Dosage: Start taking Doxycycline two days before travel and continue your treatment until four weeks after your return. You need to take one tablet per day.

Side Effects: Can cause skin sensitivity to sunlight (sun exposure should be avoided as far as possible)Covering up in the sun and wearing high factor SPF is recommended. To reduce the risk of nausea take with fluids/meals and sit up for at least 30 minutes after taking. Always read the manufacturer's leaflet before taking for a full list of potential side effects.

Medication Pack Size Price
Doxycycline 1 day trip (31 capsules) £21.00
Doxycycline 2 day trip (32 capsules) £21.50
Doxycycline 3 day trip (33 capsules) £22.00
Doxycycline 4 day trip (34 capsules) £22.50
Doxycycline 5 day trip (35 capsules) £23.00
Doxycycline 6 day trip (36 capsules) £23.50
Doxycycline 7 day trip (37 capsules) £24.00
Doxycycline 8 day trip (38 capsules) £24.50
Doxycycline 9 day trip (39 capsules) £25.00
Doxycycline 10 day trip (40 capsules) £25.50
Doxycycline 11 day trip (41 capsules) £26.00
Doxycycline 12 day trip (42 capsules) £26.50
Doxycycline 13 day trip (43 capsules) £27.00
Doxycycline 14 day trip (44 capsules) £27.50
Doxycycline 15 day trip (45 capsules) £28.00
Doxycycline 16 day trip (46 capsules) £28.50
Doxycycline 17 day trip (47 capsules) £29.00
Doxycycline 18 day trip (48 capsules) £29.50
Doxycycline 19 day trip (49 capsules) £30.00
Doxycycline 20 day trip (50 capsules) £30.50
Doxycycline 21 day trip (51 capsules) £31.00
Doxycycline 4 week trip (58 capsules) £35.00
Doxycycline 5 week trip (65 capsules) £38.00
Doxycycline 6 week trip (72 capsules) £41.00
Doxycycline 7 week trip (79 capsules) £44.00
Doxycycline 8 week trip (86 capsules) £47.00
Doxycycline 9 week trip (93 capsules) £50.00
Doxycycline 10 week trip (100 capsules) £53.00
Doxycycline 11 week trip (107 capsules) £56.00
Doxycycline 12 week trip (114 capsules) £59.00
Doxycycline 13 week trip (121 capsules) £62.00
Doxycycline 14 week trip (128 capsules) £65.00
Doxycycline 15 week trip (135 capsules) £68.00
Doxycycline 16 week trip (142 capsules) £71.00
Doxycycline 17 week trip (149 capsules) £74.00
Doxycycline 18 week trip (156 capsules) £77.00
Doxycycline 19 week trip (163 capsules) £80.00
Doxycycline 20 week trip (170 capsules) £83.00
Doxycycline 21 week trip (177 capsules) £86.00
Doxycycline 22 week trip (184 capsules) £89.00
Doxycycline 23 week trip (191 capsules) £92.00
Doxycycline 24 week trip (198 capsules) £95.00
Doxycycline 25 week trip (205 capsules) £98.00
Doxycycline 26 week trip (212 capsules) £101.00
Doxycycline 27 week trip (219 capsules) £104.00
Doxycycline 28 week trip (226 capsules) £107.00
Doxycycline 29 week trip (233 capsules) £110.00
Doxycycline 30 week trip (240 capsules) £113.00
Doxycycline 31 week trip (247 capsules) £116.00
Doxycycline 32 week trip (254 capsules) £119.00
Doxycycline 33 week trip (261 capsules) £122.00
Doxycycline 34 week trip (268 capsules) £125.00
Doxycycline 35 week trip (275 capsules) £128.00
Doxycycline 36 week trip (282 capsules) £131.00
Doxycycline 37 week trip (289 capsules) £134.00
Doxycycline 38 week trip (296 capsules) £137.00
Doxycycline 39 week trip (303 capsules) £140.00
Doxycycline 40 week trip (310 capsules) £143.00
Doxycycline 41 week trip (317 capsules) £146.00
Doxycycline 42 week trip (324 capsules) £149.00
Doxycycline 43 week trip (331 capsules) £152.00
Doxycycline 44 week trip (338 capsules) £155.00
Doxycycline 45 week trip (345 capsules) £158.00
Doxycycline 46 week trip (352 capsules) £161.00
Doxycycline 47 week trip (359 capsules) £164.00
Doxycycline 48 week trip (366 capsules) £167.00
Doxycycline 49 week trip (373 capsules) £170.00
Doxycycline 50 week trip (380 capsules) £173.00
Doxycycline 51 week trip (387 capsules) £176.00
Doxycycline 52 week trip (394 capsules) £179.00

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Start Consultation

To place an order, fill in a brief questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and prescribe a suitable treatment.


How our service works

  • Check which anti-malaria tablets are suitable for your visit by visiting the Fit for Travel website.
  • Complete a short questionnaire about your health.
  • Order and pay for your treatment.
  • A Superdrug Online Doctor will review your assessment and approve an appropriate treatment.
  • Orders received before 4pm will be sent out the same day. Orders received after 4pm will be sent out the next working day.
  • Your order will be posted to you via your choice of first class or next day delivery.
  • This will be contactless delivery. Someone will need to be home to tell the courier that they can sign on your behalf or they won't be able to deliver your parcel.
  • Order & Collect (our same day in-store pick up service) is also available in selected Superdrug stores.

Which side effects do different malaria tablets cause?

Each of the anti-malaria tablets has different side effects. See the detailed information on each tablet below to compare side effects.

Side effects at a glance:

Malarone

Malarone is considered the least likely to cause serious side effects – most commonly it can cause headache and stomach upset, like nausea/vomiting and/or diarrhoea 

Malarone can also cause:

  • dizziness
  • coughing
  • unusual dreams
  • mood changes, like depression

Doxycycline

  • nausea
  • digestive problems such as diarrhoea
  • heartburn, especially if taken on an empty stomach or before lying down
  • increased sensitivity to sunlight
  • candidiasis, for example vaginal thrush

For a full list of side effects that each of these medications can cause, read the patient information leaflet.

The best preventative measure that you can take to avoid contracting malaria is to avoid being bitten in the first place.

Cover your skin by wearing long clothes, particularly in the evening and at night. Use an anti-malaria spray containing DEET to ward off mosquitoes and other insects. You should also consider using mosquito nets if you are sleeping in a malaria area.

There is no vaccine for malaria, so it is important to take steps to prevent contracting the infection.

If you would like personalised advice on malaria prevention, you can also book a £20 telephone consultation with one of our doctors.

About Malaria Treatment

To place an order, fill in a brief questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and prescribe a treatment if suitable. Existing patients should login first.