There are many different options when it comes to choosing anti malaria tablets, the type of malaria tablets you will need to use depends on various factors, such as area visiting, length of stay, type of travel (either holiday or business), your own medical history and drugs you may already be taking. The list of antimalarial drugs below highlights the main anti malarials used around the world, the suggested dosage and the cost of anti malaria pills from Travelpharm.
Buy Anti Malaria Tablets Online:
Travelpharm have a wide range of anti malaria tablets available to buy online at low prices. All malaria pills are designed to help treat and prevent malaria, however certain tablets require a longer course and certain tablets could cause certain side effects. Therefore it is important to check which tablets would be best suited for your journey. Ideally malaria tablets should be taken with, or after, a meal, this will help your body absorb the medication easily. If you are unsure which tablets you may require for your trip, then you can view our Malaria Risk map, or contact us.
Symptoms of Malaria:
Malaria is a disease that is spread by mosquitoes, if malaria is not treated or diagnosed then it can be fatal. Therefore it is important to know the symptoms of malaria, which include a fever, sweats & chills, vomiting, headache, diarrhoea and muscle pains. Symptoms usually appear 7-18 days after becoming infected, however there are some cases where symptoms can not appear until after a year, therefore it is important to seek medical advice if you suffer flu like symptoms up to a year after leaving a malaria risk area.
For an up to date guide to what antimalaria medication you need in each country please see our Malaria Risk Section where you can find information regarding the protection you will need when visiting countries in the following continents: Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America and The Caribbean and South America. The range of anti malaria tablets available via Travelpharm can be seen below:
Atovaquone 250mg/Proguanil 100mg (Generic Malarone Tablets)
Atovaquone 62.5mg/Proguanil 25mg (Generic Malarone Paediatric Tablets)
Malarone Tablets - £1.95 per tablet
(Contains Atovaquone 250mg/Proguanil 100mg)
Malarone tablets are designed to help treat and prevent malaria. You should start to take these tablets 2 days before you travel to the malaria area and once a day while in the risk area. The course should continue for 7 days on return. Malarone tablets should be taken with food or milk at the same time each day. These tablets are not licenses for periods of use greater than 28 days or for people weighing less that 40kg. Not recommended for use during pregnancy, or if breast feeding.
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Malarone Paediatric Tablets - £0.81 per tablet
Malarone Paediatric tablets contain Atovaquone 62.5mg/Proguinal 25mg. The dose is according to body weight and is shown below:
Take one or two days before travelling, during, and for seven days on return from the malaria 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.
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Lariam Tablets - £2.72 per tablet
(Contains Meflquine 50mg)
Lariam 250mg anti malaria tablets dosage information – 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.
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Doxycycline Capsules - 19p per tablet
(Contains doxycycline 100mg)
Doxycycline capsules dosage information – ONE DAILY – At least two days (7 days if not taken previously) before entering a malaria 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.
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Avloclor Tablets - £14.51 per pack
(Contains Chloroquine Phosphate 250mg per tablet)
Avloclor anti malaria tablets dosage – Two tablets weekly for age 13 years and over. Start one week before entering a malaria area, during and for four weeks on leaving. Not recommended in epilepsy or psoriasis. Can be taken for periods exceeding five years.
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Paludrine Tablets - £17.21 per pack
(Contains Proguinal 100mg per tablet)
Paludrine anti malaria tablets dosage – Two tablets daily for age 13 years and over. Start one week before entering malaria 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.
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Paludrine and Avloclor Travel Pack - £19.44 per pack
(Contains Proguanil 100mg tablets & Chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets)
Paludrine & Avloclor anti malaria travel pack dosage – Take one week before entering the malaria 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.
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Other Precautions to take against Malaria:
Like all anti malaria tablets, non give 100% protection against malaria, therefore it is important to take other precautions when travelling to high risk areas. There are a large range of products designed to help you avoid and prevent mosquito bites. Mosquito nets, insect repellents, clothing treatment, plug in repellents and other knock down repellents are all available from Travelpharm.For more tips and advice on how to avoid mosquito bites, visit our 'How to avoid insect & mosquito bites' page, which is filled with advice on which products to use and what type of clothing is best to wear when visiting risk areas. If you are unsure which tablets you need or advice on which tablets you need for the country you are visiting, then you can either contact us via email and we will get back to you, usually within 24 hours, or phone us on 01159 512092. Travelpharm offer free UK mainland delivery on all orders over £25.