Malarone antimalarials
  • Effective branded anti-malaria tablet
  • Usually the side effects are uncommon and mild
  • Start treatment before your go away

Malarone

Malarone contains atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride. Malarone is very effective if taken correctly and in conjunction with other measures to avoid mosquito bites.

Malarone antimalarials
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  • Effective branded anti-malaria tablet
  • Usually the side effects are uncommon and mild
  • Start treatment before your go away

Generic or branded treatments?

Some treatments contain the same active ingredient but are sold under different names. If the active ingredient and the dosage are the same, the treatments will have the same effect and work in the same way. 

Generic Branded
Same active ingredient
Works in the same way
Often less expensive

About Malarone

  • How do I take Malarone?

    Take one tablet daily with a milky drink or food, at the same time each day. You should start taking the tablets two days before you go into the malaria risk area, keep taking them while you're away and then for seven more days when you get back. 

  • How does Malarone works?

    Malarone contains two active ingredients (atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride) which kill the malaria parasite when it gets into your body. Malaria gets into your body when you're bitten by an infected mosquito. 

  • What are the side effects of taking Malarone?

    Side effects are usually mild, but can include stomach pain, headache, nausea, diarrhoea, insomnia and vivid dreams. Pregnant and breast feeding women should avoid taking this medication.

    Malarone can interact with certain medications, so please give us a full list of any medicines you are taking when asked.

    To minimise your chance of catching malaria and protect against serious side effects, please read the patient information leaflet accompanying the medication carefully.

  • What happens if I forget to take a pill?

    Take your next dose as soon as you remember, then continue your treatment as before. Do not take extra tablets to make up for a missed dose, just take your next dose at the usual time and be sure to take extra anti-mosquito precautions as the treatment may be less effective. Remember to report any feverish illness promptly to a doctor.

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