Malarone Tablets

Malarone Tablets

Malarone can be used to prevent malaria when travelling to high risk areas. We offer Malarone and generic Malarone, which contains the same active ingredients, atovaquone and proguanil, at a lower price.

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from £36.00

Product details

Malarone is an antimalarial drug used to prevent and treat Malaria. It kills the malaria parasite as soon as it enters the bloodstream and therefore prevents the disease.

We offer both branded and generic Malarone. Generic Malarone contains the same active ingredient as Malarone but is available at a lower cost.

You need a prescription to buy Malarone tablets. Use our convenient online doctor service to obtain both a prescription and your malaria tablets online.

To place your order, fill in a brief questionnaire and choose your preferred treatment. Our doctor will review your order and approve appropriate treatment.

Malarone prices

Pack Size Price
250 mg - 10 tablet(s) £36.00
250 mg - 11 tablet(s) £39.00
250 mg - 12 tablet(s) £42.00
250 mg - 13 tablet(s) £45.00
250 mg - 14 tablet(s) £48.00
250 mg - 15 tablet(s) £51.00
250 mg - 16 tablet(s) £54.00
250 mg - 17 tablet(s) £57.00
250 mg - 18 tablet(s) £60.00
250 mg - 19 tablet(s) £63.00
250 mg - 20 tablet(s) £66.00
250 mg - 21 tablet(s) £69.00
250 mg - 22 tablet(s) £72.00
250 mg - 23 tablet(s) £75.00
250 mg - 24 tablet(s) £78.00
250 mg - 25 tablet(s) £81.00
250 mg - 26 tablet(s) £84.00
250 mg - 27 tablet(s) £87.00
250 mg - 28 tablet(s) £90.00
250 mg - 29 tablet(s) £93.00
250 mg - 30 tablet(s) £96.00
250 mg - 37 tablet(s) £100.00
250 mg - 44 tablet(s) £114.00
250 mg - 51 tablet(s) £128.00
250 mg - 58 tablet(s) £142.00
250 mg - 65 tablet(s) £159.00
250 mg - 72 tablet(s) £176.00
250 mg - 79 tablet(s) £193.00
250 mg - 86 tablet(s) £210.00
250 mg - 93 tablet(s) £227.00
250 mg - 100 tablet(s) £244.00
250 mg - 107 tablet(s) £261.00
250 mg - 114 tablet(s) £274.00
250 mg - 121 tablet(s) £290.00
250 mg - 128 tablet(s) £307.00
250 mg - 135 tablet(s) £324.00
250 mg - 142 tablet(s) £341.00
250 mg - 149 tablet(s) £358.00
250 mg - 275 tablet(s) £641.00
250 mg - 296 tablet(s) £681.00
250 mg - 310 tablet(s) £713.00

How it Works

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How do I take Malarone?

How to take Malarone

Malarone has to be taken every day in order to protect you from malaria. Treatment consists of one tablet taken once a day. Malarone tablets should be taken with food or a drink of milk as this helps your body absorb the medicine. You need to begin taking Malarone tablets 1-2 days before you travel to a risk area. You also need to continue treatment for 7 days after you have returned to a malaria-free area. Stopping your treatment early puts you at risk of contracting malaria.

If you forget to take a tablet, just take your next tablet as soon as your remember, then continue with your treatment as before. Do not extra tablets to make up for the doses you missed.

Always take the full course of Malarone that you have been prescribed and ask a doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Malaria is a dangerous, sometimes fatal, disease. It is important that you protect yourself before travelling to an area where the parasite is present. In addition to taking malaria tablets such as Malarone you must avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellent, bed nets, and covering your skin with loose trousers and long sleeved shirts if you go out in the evening or at night. You should be aware that it is still possible to catch malaria, even if you are taking the tablets, and you should seek medical advice urgently if you feel unwell.

How much does Malarone cost?

Malarone costs slightly more than doxycycline and Lariam but you only have to take it for 7 days after you return and it is also considered less likely to cause side effects. It can be used when going to areas where the malaria parasite has become resistant to Lariam.

Superdrug Online Doctor offers Malarone from £27 for 10 tablets, prescription and delivery included. Please note, product packaging may differ from the image above.

What is the normal Malarone dosage?

Each tablet of Malarone contains the daily dose of 250mg of atovaquone and 100mg of proguanil hydrochloride. In combination, the two substances provide effective protection from malaria infection.

What if I am sick?

Vomiting and diarrhoea can reduce the effectiveness of Malarone and can leave you vulnerable to infection. If you vomit within one hour of taking your daily tablet, you need to take another one as soon as possible. If you suffer from diarrhoea you need to speak to a doctor who will check whether you are still protected from malaria. Take extra care and use insect repellent and bednets to stay safe if you believe Malarone may not have worked properly.

Please bear in mind that taking an extra tablet after vomiting can mean that you run out of malarone tablets before leaving a malaria area. You must ensure that you have enough malaria medication to cover the full duration of your stay.

Who can take Malarone?

Malarone is safe to take for most people. However, as with most medications there are some exceptions. Your doctor will review whether it is suitable for you.

Malarone won’t be suitable for you if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, have a severe kidney problem, are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can you buy Malarone over the counter?

Malarone is not available over the counter. It is a prescription medication and a doctor needs to confirm that it is suitable for you and that it will protect you from malaria at all locations on your travel itinerary.

You can get your prescription and medication online from Superdrug Online Doctor. One of our doctors will review your order and confirm which antimalarial is suitable for you.

The only over the counter antimalarial is chloroquine, which is not suitable for travel in most malaria areas as the malaria parasite has developed a resistance to it.

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

Are there any side effects of Malarone?

Very Common Side Effects of Malarone

  • nausea and vomiting
  • headache
  • diarrhoea
  • stomach pain

Common Side Effects

  • unusual dreams
  • dizziness
  • sleeping problems
  • mood disorders such as depression
  • itchy or non-itchy rash
  • fever
  • loss of appetite
  • cough
  • reduced number of white blood cells which means you are more likely to catch infections
  • reduced number of red blood cells (anaemia). You may experience tiredness and headaches if this happens
  • an increase in liver enzymes (which might show in blood tests)
  • low levels of sodium in your blood

Uncommon side effects

  • unusual heartbeat (also known as palpitations)
  • anxiety
  • hair loss
  • swelling and redness of the mouth

A very small number of people have reported severe side effects such as sudden breathing problems or wheezing; swelling of the eyes, lips, face, tongue, mouth, or any other part of the body; a blistering rash or a rash that looks like targets; peeling of the skin, especially in the mouth, eyes or genital area. These effects can rapidly become severe and dangerous so please contact a doctor immediately if you have any of these reactions.

For a full list of risks and side effects of Malarone please read the patient leaflet supplied with your medication.

Do not take Malarone if:

  • you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Malarone
  • you have severe kidney disease
  • you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Ask your doctor to recommend an alternative treatment.

Are there any drug interactions?

Speak to your doctor if you are taking any of these medications, as malarone may not be suitable for you:

  • medications used to treat HIV
  • the antibiotics, tetracycline, rifampicin and rifabutin
  • metoclopramide (a medication used to treat vomiting and nausea)
  • medication to stop blood clotting such as Warfarin
  • the cancer drug etoposide
  • citalopram or escitalopram

Malarone and alcohol

You can drink alcohol while taking Malarone, as there is no known interaction between the two substances.

Does Malarone affect the pill?

Malarone does not interact with the contraceptive pill and won’t make it less effective. You won’t need to take additional precautions to avoid pregnancy while using Malarone.

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