Malarone tablets

//Malarone tablets

Malarone tablets

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Malarone tablets belong to a group of medicines called antimalarials. It contains two active ingredients, atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride. It can be used to prevent or treat malaria. It is the branded version and does not differ from the generic version except being more expensive.

  • 1 week supply (16 tablets)
  • 2 week supply (23 tablets)
  • 3 week supply (30 tablets)
  • 4 week supply (37 tablets)
  • 5 week supply (44 tablets)
  • 6 week supply (51 tablets)
  • 7 week supply (58 tablets)
  • 8 week supply (65 tablets)
  • 12 week supply (93 tablets)
  • 16 week supply (121 tablets)
  • 20 week supply (149 tablets)
  • 24 week supply (177 tablets)
  • 28 week supply (205 tablets)
  • 32 week supply (233 tablets)
  • 36 week supply (261 tablets)
  • 40 week supply (289 tablets)
  • 44 week supply (317 tablets)
  • 48 week supply (345 tablets)
  • 52 week supply (373 tablets)
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Description

What is Malarone tablets?

Malarone tablets belong to a group of medicines called antimalarials. It contains two active ingredients, atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride. It can be used to prevent or treat malaria. It is the branded version and does not differ from the generic version except being more expensive.

How does Malarone work?

Atovaquone/Proguanil Hydrochloride 250 mg/100 mg Film-coated tablets prevent malaria by killing malaria parasite.

How is Malarone tablets used?

To check whether you need to take preventative malaria treatment for the countries you’re visiting, see the Fit for Travel website.

 Always take Malarone tablets exactly as your doctor has told you.

Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Take Malarone tablets with food or a milky drink, where possible. It is best to take Malarone tablets at the same time each day.

To prevent malaria in adults:  start taking Malarone tablets 1 to 2 days before travelling to an area which has malaria  continue taking it every day during your stay and then continue taking it for another 7 days after your return to a malaria-free area.

Take the full course of Malarone tablets for maximum protection. Stopping early puts you at risk of getting malaria, as it takes 7 days to ensure that any parasites that may be in your blood following a bite from an infected mosquito are killed.

 What are the common side-effects of Malarone?

Like all medicines, Malarone can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Very common: affects more than 1 user in 10:

  • headache
  • feeling sick and being sick (nausea and vomiting)
  • stomach pain
  • diarrhoea

Common: affects 1 to 10 users in 100:

  • dizziness
  • sleeping problems (insomnia)
  • strange dreams
  • depression
  • loss of appetite
  • fever
  • rash
  • cough
  • allergic reactions
  • itching (pruritus) 

Who can not use Malarone tablets?

Do not take Malarone if:

  • are allergic (hypersensitive) atovaquone or proguanil or any of the other ingredients in the tablet (see section 6)
  • are pregnant
  • weigh less than 40kg
  • have severe kidney disease
  • have ever had epilepsy, convulsions or fits
  • suffer from depression
  • have tuberculosis
  • if you have galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption

Please refer to the following Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) to find more information (including side effects) about Malarone tablets.

For Malarone tablets PIL, please refer to:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/947/pil

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Quantity

1 week supply (16 tablets), 2 week supply (23 tablets), 3 week supply (30 tablets), 4 week supply (37 tablets), 5 week supply (44 tablets), 6 week supply (51 tablets), 7 week supply (58 tablets), 8 week supply (65 tablets), 12 week supply (93 tablets), 16 week supply (121 tablets), 20 week supply (149 tablets), 24 week supply (177 tablets), 28 week supply (205 tablets), 32 week supply (233 tablets), 36 week supply (261 tablets), 40 week supply (289 tablets), 44 week supply (317 tablets), 48 week supply (345 tablets), 52 week supply (373 tablets)

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