There are many different options when it comes to choosing malaria tablets, and which malaria tablets you will need to take depends on several factors. In the UK their are 3 commonly used medicines, Doxycycline, Lariam (Mefloquine) and Malarone (Atovaquone/Proguanil). Factors that will need considering include the malaria-endemic area you are visiting, length of stay, type of travel (either visiting friends or relatives, holiday or business), your own medical history and any other medication you may already be taking from your doctor.
Read on for information on the main malaria preventative treatments used in travellers from the UK, the suggested dosage and the cost if buying from Travelpharm.
Buy Malaria Tablets Online:
Travelpharm sells a wide range of anti-malaria tablets available to order online at excellent 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 medicines 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 very quickly fatal. Therefore it is important to know the symptoms of malaria, which include cyclical fevers, sweats & chills, vomiting, headache, diarrhoea and muscle pains. Symptoms usually appear 7-18 days after becoming infected, however, there are some cases where symptoms cannot 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 anti-malaria 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 full range of anti-malaria tablets available via Travelpharm can be seen below. Our best seller is the Generic Malarone (Atovaquone/Proguanil)
Atovaquone 250mg/Proguanil 100mg (Generic Malarone Tablets)
- £1.05 per tablet (most popular)
Atovaquone & Proguanil tablets are also known as generic Malarone tablets. This is because they contain the same active ingredients as Malarone.
The current Travelpharm price gives you nearly 100% saving compared to branded Malarone and this product is fully UK Licensed. Why pay more?
Buy Atovaquone/Proguanil 250mg/100mg tablets online - 98p per tablet
- £1.65 per tablet
Maloff Protect - the newcomer. Contains Atovaquone and Proguanil the same ingredients as in Malarone but you can buy this without a prescription straight from the pharmacy.
The current Travelpharm price gives you nearly 15% saving compared to branded Malarone and this product is fully UK Licensed. Why pay more?
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Atovaquone 62.5mg/Proguanil 25mg (Generic Malarone Paediatric Tablets)
- £0.81 per tablet
Atovaquone & Proguanil paediatric tablets are generic Malarone paediatric tablets as they contain the same active ingredients in the same strength and have been released after the patent for Malarone tablets had expired.
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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 12 weeks or for people weighing less than 40kg. Not recommended for use during pregnancy, or if breastfeeding.
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Malarone Paediatric Tablets - £0.81 per tablet
Malarone Paediatric tablets contain Atovaquone 62.5mg/Proguanil 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. 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 - £3.25 per tablet
(Contains Mefloquine 50mg)
Lariam 250mg containing the active ingredient Mefloquine. How to take Lariam – ONE WEEKLY – starting 10 days before travel, during and for four weeks on return from a malaria-risk area. Not recommended in epilepsy or experiencing fits or seizures, psychiatric illness including depression if being treated, during the first three months of pregnancy or if breastfeeding and if you are about to undertake tasks requiring precision such as scuba-diving, piloting a plane.
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Doxycycline Capsules - 24p per capsule (budget option)
(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 breastfeeding or for children under 12 years of age. May sensitise the skin to sunlight. Can be taken safely for up to two years.
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Other Precautions to take against Malaria:
Like all malaria tablets, none give 100% protection against malaria, therefore it is important to take other precautions when travelling to high-risk areas. There is 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 knockdown 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 offers free UK mainland delivery on all orders over £35.