Malarone tablets belong to a group of medicines called anti-malarials, containing 2 active ingredients, atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride. Malarone tablets have the advantage of being used to help prevent malaria, and also help treat malaria. People can become infected with malaria by getting bitten by an infected mosquito, which passes the malaria parasite into the bloodstream. Malarone tablets help to protect against malaria by killing the parasite. For people that are already infected with malaria, Malarone helps to kill the parasites.
Every year hundreds of travellers from the UK catch malaria due to not taking the proper precautions. Therefore it is essential that you check wheather you need to take malaria tablets for the country you plan to visit. You need to start taking Malarone tablets, ideally, 2 days before you enter the malaria area, every day you are in the risk area and for 7 days after you have left.
Symptoms of malaria are similar to flu, including fever, chills, backache, joint pain, headaches, vomiting & diarrhoea. These symptoms can start to develop a week up to a year after being bitten, so it is important to visit a doctor if you start to develop these symptoms, even when you are back home.
Like all anti-malaria tablets, even though Malarone can protect and treat malaria, they are not 100% effective against the disease, therefore it is also important to take other precautions to avoid being bitten, this includes using insect repellent on skin and clothes, wearing light coloured clothing that covers most of the body, sleeping under a mosquito net and keeping windows and doors closed. Mosquitoes can bite at any time during the date, however they are most active during the evenings.
I have a prescription for Malarone tablets:
If you have already obtained a prescription for Malarone from your GP, you will be able to order your Malarone tablets and send your prescription in via the post. When we receive your prescription we will dispense your tablets and send them out to you via the postage method you chose.
I don't have a prescription for Malarone tablets:
If you don't have a prescription for your malaria tablets, then you will need to fill in our online consultation. Simply choose the amount of tablets you require, then add them to your basket. You will then be lead through a series of medical questions. Your answers will be checked by one of our registered pharmacists, and if there are no problems with your order, your items will be dispensed from our UK pharmacy and sent out in the post.
For more tips and advice to fight against malaria, see our How to Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites page. Buy Malarone tablets online, in either adult form or paediatric form from Travelpharm, with FREE UK mainland delivery over £29.
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