Atovaquone & Proguanil Paediatric tablets, which are some times called 'Generic Childrens Malarone' belong to a group of medicines called antimalarials, which are used to prevent and treat malaria in children.
*NOTE: If your prescription is written specifically for 'Malarone Paediatric', we will not be able to supply this generic item. You will need to get your prescription re-written for the generic item.
These anti malaria tablets help to prevent and treat malaria. Malaria is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, which passes the malaria parasite into the bloodstream. These tablets prevent malaria by killing the parasite before the malaria parasite has oppurtunity to cause problems.
Although this medicine is usually used for children and teenagers, it be prescribed for adults weighing less that 40kg as well.
Start giving these tablets 1-2 days before travelling to an area which has malaria. Continue giving it every day during your stay. Continue to take for a further 7 days on your return from the malaria area.
To prevent malaria:
The recommended dose depends on body weight:
10-19.9kg: 1 tablet once a day.
20-29.9kg: 2 tablets once a day.
30-39.9kg: 3 tablets once a day.
If your child vomits within 1 hour of taking the tablet, give another tablet straight away.
We offer free delivery* on all mainland UK orders and we aim to dispatch orders within 24-72 hours (please allow for weekends, bank holidays and busy periods). These turnaround times are a guide and our advice is to order your anti-malaria treatments at least two weeks before going on holiday. If you need it any sooner please do not be put off from ordering, it might be worth a quick phone call to us to check whether we can meet your expectations.
Orders are sent out via UK Standard Delivery (usually Royal Mail Tracked 2nd Class), but upgraded services to shorten transit time are also available, where we use Express Delivery at £3.99 (usually Royal Mail Tracked 1st Class) or Express Premium Delivery at £6.99 (DPD or Royal Mail Special Delivery).
Next Day postage options are only available Monday to Thursday are unable to guarantee a Saturday delivery. Please note the Premium Express delivery option does not mean your order will be processed any faster.
We may need to contact you regarding Online Consultations, so please provide a valid email address and telephone number. It is your responsibility to ensure that you provide the correct and complete medical information.
We will not be held responsible for any losses to you the customer if your order does not arrive in time.
*Orders have to qualify for free delivery, currently, all orders over £29 qualify, all orders under £29 are subject to postage and packaging fees as detailed above.
Unfortunately, due to UK rules and regulations produced by the MHRA for distance selling pharmacies like Travelpharm, we are unable to ship products outside the UK.
We understand that you may want, at times, to return an item you've purchased from us. To make this process quick and convenient for you, please read the policy below.
We regret that we cannot, by law, accept returns of any medication. If you return a medicine to us all we can do is dispose of it correctly for you as it cannot be resold. This is to ensure the integrity of the UK medicine supply chain.
Of course, if we have made a mistake or if the product is faulty or damaged, we will accept returns as long as you contact us within 10 days of receiving the order and we have received the product back within 30 days. Please give us a call or contact Travelpharm via the contact us page if you wish to return an item due to an error made by ourselves as we will need to thoroughly investigate why the error occurred. This is our obligation as a registered UK pharmacy.
Once we have received the returned item we will refund the amount paid or resend the product.
If for whatever reason you are not satisfied with any other item you have purchased from us, you may return it if you notify us within 10 days of receiving the order and we receive the product back within 30 days. Once we have received the returned item we will refund the amount paid or resend the product.
All returned products must be in their original packaging, unopened and in a re-saleable condition. We only accept returns for products that have been purchased through us.
Any return which does not meet the conditions set above will not be refunded or replaced.
For further information on returns or to request a refund/return, please contact us.
The choice is yours. As a private patient purchasing medicine price tends to be a major factor, many patients opt for unbranded products.
So why do some people still buy brands? In most scenarios it is familiarity. We are all familiar with brands and the images these brands portray actively persuade us that their product is premium and better than their competitors.
Considering both brands and generics their should be no difference in clinical effectiveness between these medicines, and usually upon trying generic medicines patients are happy with their treatment. People feel reassured by brands and often require reassurance that the cheaper product is in fact as good.
Malarone is a brand owned by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and has a Prescription Only licence. Generic Malarone contains the same ingredients (Atovaquone/Proguanil) as Malarone but is manufactured by someone else. Usually, these are prescription only also. In 2017 Glenmark launched a non-prescription product called Maloff Protect. You do not require a prescription to buy Maloff Protect.
The prescription status should be of no concern if purchasing through Travelpharm as we offer a FREE online consultation for our prescription-only products like Malarone, which means that you do not need to go see your doctor first.
In short No. No anti-malaria tablet is guaranteed to prevent malaria, but most are very effective if taken correctly. In addition, taking extra precautions like using insect repellents and sleeping under mosquito nets can reduce the risk even further of being infected with the malaria parasite and in combination with the anti malaria tablets you can reduce your risk even further.
Unfortunately, the global malaria picture changes rapidly and your risk will, therefore, vary as well. Here at Travelpharm, we use a wide variety of resources to help us make up to date and accurate decisions about suitability. Some of these resources include the FitForTravel website, TravelHealthPro and Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please ensure you consult the latest guidance or contact Travelpharm on 01159 512092 for free advice.
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to know whether you will get side effects from any medicine until you have tried it.
Malaria medicines seem to have notoriety when it comes to side effects but here at Travelpharm we think that is unjust.
Whilst this should not serve as a personal recommendation, products like Malarone, Generic Malarone and Maloff Protect tend to be very well tolerated with upset stomachs being the most common complaint. Similar is true for Doxycycline as well, but 3% of people may suffer a reaction to sunlight (like sunburn).
Of all the antimalarial products we prescribe at Travelpharm Lariam (Mefloquine) has the worst reputation, but it is used successfully without side effects in many individuals and is a very important product for us to have available. For further information please call on 01159 512092
This is a question you must take up with your own Doctor/Midwife. If pregnant, breastfeeding or hoping to start a family, and about to take antimalarials, it is vital that you discuss this fully with your GP before doing so.
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Travel to malaria risk areas whilst pregnant is not recommended for many reasons and advice to all would be mums is do not travel. If travel to a malaria zone is unavoidable then we must take precautions to ensure you do not contract malaria this includes mosquito nets and mosquito bite avoidance. All antimalarial medicines are unlicensed during pregnancy and breastfeeding so there needs to be a careful risk assessment carried out to ensure the risks are outweighed by the benefits.
Please call us on 0844 8221219 for further help or assistance as we may be in a position to help.
Atovaquone and Proguanil are the active ingredients found in Malarone, Maloff Protect and generic Malarone.
This class of anti-malaria drugs are known as Causal antimalarials. These tablets work by actively targetting the malaria parasite whilst it is attempting to multiply in the liver. This is very early on in the lifecycle of the parasite after being bitten by an infected mosquito and because of this you need only take the tablets for seven days on leaving the region.
Other antimalarials like doxycycline and the quinine derivatives like chloroquine and mefloquine are suppressive treatments. These work by preventing damage to the red blood cells after the parasite has already multiplied in the liver. This occurs much later in the malaria parasites lifecycle and because of this, the drugs must be taken for much longer after leaving the malaria area. Usually, this is 4 weeks after leaving.