The types of malaria tablets used depends on such factors as area to be visited, length of stay, type of travel – holiday/business, your own medical history and drugs you may already be taking. This list of antimarial drugs highlights the main malaria medication types used around the world, the suggested dosage and the cost of malaria medicines from us.
This product contains the same active ingredients as Malarone in the same strength and has been released after the patent of Malarone has expired.
The current price gives you a 15% saving compared to Malarone and this product is fully UK Licensed
Atovaquone/Proguanil 250mg/100mg (for Adults and Children weighing over 40kg) - £1.75 per tablet
(Contains Atovaquone 250mg/Proguanil 100mg)
Dose for Malarone Adults – ONE DAILY – preferably two days before travel, during and for seven days on return from malarious area. Take with food or milk at the same time each day. Not licensed for periods of use greater than 28 days or for people weighing less than 40 kgs. Not recommended for use during pregnancy or if breast feeding.
The dose is according to body weight and is shown below:
11 – 20kg child = 1 tablet daily as a single dose
21 – 30kg child = 2 tablets daily as a single dose
31 – 40kg child = 3 tablets daily as a single dose
Take one or two days before travelling, during and for seven days on return from malarious area. Malarone Paediatric tablets are not licenced for periods of use exceeding 28 days. They should be taken at the same time each day with food or a milky drink. The tablets can be crushed if necessary just before being taken and mixed with food. If your child is sick within one hour of taking the tablet a repeat dose should be given.
Dose for Adults – ONE WEEKLY – preferably two to three weeks before travel, during and for four weeks on return from malarious area. Not recommended in epilepsy or experiencing fits or seizures, psychiatric illness including depression if being treated. In the first three months of pregnancy or if breast feeding. If you are about to undertake tasks requiring precision such as scuba-diving, piloting a plane – caution due to dizziness that may be caused by mefloquine.
(Contains doxycycline 100mg)
Dose for Adults – ONE DAILY – At least two days (7 days if not taken previously) before entering a malarious area, during and for four weeks on leaving. Not recommended in pregnancy or if breast feeding For children under 12 years of age. May sensitise the skin to sunlight. CAN BE TAKEN FOR UP TO TWO YEARS
(Contains Chloroquine Phosphate 250mg per tablet)
Dose – Two tablets weekly for age 13 years and over. Start one week before entering a malarious area, during and for four weeks on leaving. Not recommended in epilepsy or psoriasis. Can be taken for periods exceeding five years.
(Contains Proguinal 100mg per tablet)
Dose – Two tablets daily for age 13 years and over. Start one week before entering malarious area, during and for four weeks on leaving. Not recommended – in severe renal failure Safe in pregnancy but a folate supplement recommended Caution – in use if taking anti-coagulants – may alter dosage. Can be taken for periods exceeding five years.
(Contains Proguanil 100mg tablets & Chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets)
Dose – Take one week before entering malarious area, during and for four weeks on leaving. Each strip of tablets equals one week of medication and consists of two tablets of chloroquine and 14 tablets of proguanil in a calender pack for easy use. Cautions in use – as above for individual components i.e. Proguanil and Chloroquine. Can be taken for periods exceeding five years.