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Malarone Tablets 250/100mg Anti Malaria - Single Tablet

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Malarone is a popular anti-malarial tablet used to prevent malaria in patients travelling to high-risk malaria regions of the world. Typically these regions can be found in Africa, South America and Asia. Buy with Confidence and Order Malarone Online from Travelpharm.


What is Malarone, and what does this medicine do?

Malarone is a popular malaria prevention tablet that contains the active ingredients Atovaquone/Proguanil hydrochloride. Malarone should be taken daily when travelling in areas of the world where malaria is a problem. Malarone is probably the most effective antimalarial tablet and is generally suitable for sub-Saharan Africa, South America and South-East Asia. It is important to know that no antimalarial tablet is 100% effective and so insect repellents should be used to avoid bites from mosquitoes and other biting insects.


How many should I order for my trip?

Travelpharm have made this bit easy as we created our Malarone tablet calculator. Simply input the number of adults and children over 40kg, how many days you are at risk and the number of spare tablets you have (if any) and click calculate. Then let Travelpharm easy Malarone tablet calculator do the rest.Once you know how many malaria tablets you will need for your trip simply change the quantity on this page and click the button for an “Online Consultation” to start the process to order your Malarone online. As an example, a typical two week holiday (14 days) would require 23 Malarone tablets.

How to take Malarone?

Malarone has one of the easiest schedules of all the antimalarial drugs, so easy that it is usually our first recommendation for all trips due to the simplicity of it.

How often should tablets be taken?1 tablet each day when in the risk area.
When should I start treatment?2 days before entering the risk area.
How often when leaving risk area?7 days when leaving the risk area.

To get the most from your malaria medicine, take it with food at a similar time each day.


Who can't take Malarone tablets?

There are not many patients who can’t take Malarone, but there are some, and a few drug interactions to be aware of. Malarone should not be used by those who:

  • Are allergic to atovaquone or proguanil
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding or intend to be during your trip or two months after, without first seeking specialist advice
  • Have been diagnosed with liver disease or severe kidney disease
  • Have epilepsy or seizures
  • Are currently taking:
    • Warfarin, unless specialist advice has been issued
    • metoclopramide, used to treat nausea and vomiting
    • the antibiotics, tetracycline, rifampicin, or rifabutin
    • efavirenz or certain highly active protease-inhibitors used to treat HIV
    • etoposide used to treat cancer
  • Weigh less than 40kg. You will need to take Malarone Paediatric

Malarone Side Effects

Side effects from Malarone tablets are usually mild and common and very common side effects could include:

  • headaches
  • upset stomachs,
  • nausea and diarrhoea.

Whilst these are classed as common or very common, which is approximately 1 in 10 patients, most patients will not suffer these problems. This list of side effects is not exhaustive and you should always consult the patient information leaflet.


Malarone tablets contain: Atovaquone 250mg and Proguanil 100mg


Always read the patient information leaflet before using this product and if you have any questions please speak with a pharmacist or another medical professional.

Information Reviewed by Andrew Walton MPharm our Superintendent Pharmacist on: 13/10/20

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October 21, 2019 | Jill Denman
Malarone Tablets 250/100mg Anti Malaria - Single Tablet

Not used yet!

October 16, 2019 | Ailsa Marsh
Malarone Tablets 250/100mg Anti Malaria - Single Tablet

Excellent speedy service. So much cheaper than high street pharmacy stores.

 


Delivery & Returns

Here at TravelPharm, we work hard to process and ship orders in a timely fashion.  Our shipping hours are:

Mon – Fri 9 am till 4 pm

And you will find us in the office between 9 am and 5 pm. 



UK Delivery

TravelPharm is a registered UK pharmacy and operates from our base in the East Midlands.  As a registered UK pharmacy, the medicines we retail can only be shipped to UK addresses

We have 3 options for delivery: 

UK Standard Delivery - Royal Mail Tracked 48

  • Track from shipping to delivery
  • Usually delivered within 3 working days of dispatch.
  • Price: £3.19 or FREE when spending over £35 

Express Delivery - Royal Mail Tracked 24

  • Track from shipping to delivery.
  • Usually delivered within 1-2 working days of dispatch
  • Price: £4.39

UK Premium Express Delivery - Royal Mail Special Delivery before 1 pm

  • Guaranteed service.  Delivered before 1 pm next working day (Mon-Fri) after being shipped.
  • Signature Required.
  • Price: £7.39

TravelPharm is proud to use Royal Mail as their preferred delivery partner for nearly 100% of our parcels.  Royal Mail delivers Monday – Friday and occasionally on Saturdays.  They do not deliver on Sundays. We reserve the right to use alternative carriers where Royal Mail is unsuitable.  This can occur with aerosols or large bulky items. 

All our parcels are shipped in non-branded discreet plain packaging for your peace of mind, but we reserve the right to use any packaging we deem appropriate.   

It is important to note that we have a handling time of 24-72 hours and this time is in addition to the courier service you select at checkout.  These turnaround times are a guide and will frequently be bettered, however, on odd occasions it may be longer. 

TravelPharm is a pharmacy and many of the products we sell require additional personal information.  This could be information about you and your health.  As stated in our privacy policy this data is held and treated with the strictest of confidence but is essential for us to ensure safe online retail of medicines.  This information needs to be processed by a qualified member of the team and so shipping and delivery dates are estimates and not guaranteed. 

TravelPharm will endeavour to provide fast shipping but we will not be held responsible for any losses that should occur if your order does not arrive in time.  The guaranteed service is only guaranteed for the loss of the product and the cost of the service.  The guarantee does extend to expenses accrued by you the customer as a direct result of shipping delays.

For further information on Royal Mail products follow this link   

BFPO (British Forces Post Office)

Regretfully, we do not ship to BFPO addresses.  

European and International Deliveries

TravelPharm does not ship to addresses outside of the United Kingdom.  This is because medicines licenced for use in the UK may not be licenced in the destination country.  This is a restriction placed on pharmacies by one of our regulators the MHRA. 

General Delivery Terms and Conditions

Lost parcels – Royal Mail:  Parcels can only be reported as missing if it has not arrived within 3 weeks of shipping.  Whilst most parcels arrive on time or sooner than expected parcels do occasionally get lost or delayed.  In the first instance please contact your local sorting office as they may have the parcel.  Should the parcel not be located then contact our customer service team and we will open a claim with Royal Mail and arrange with you to reship the item or issue a refund.  

Delivery Address – It is your responsibility (the customer) to enter the correct delivery address at the point of ordering.  Should you make an error it may be possible for us to amend the address so long as you call our customer service team promptly.  Once the order has been processed the address cannot be amended.  Any parcels returned to us due to delivery address errors may be charged a redelivery fee and administration fee.  

Part Shipping – We may, at our discretion part ship an order or remove items from an order.  Where this occurs a refund for the removed items will be made. 

Delivery Dates – All delivery dates are estimates and are not guarantees of shipping or delivery dates.  The exception to this is the Special Delivery Service which is an upgrade on our Express service and must be pre-agreed.

 


Returns Policy

We understand that you may, at times want to return an item you've purchased from us.  Not all items can be returned but for the ones that can please read the policy below. 

What can’t I return? 

In the UK products of a medical nature cannot be returned to a retailer for a refund when/if the product is no longer wanted.  This applies to all medicines retailed at TravelPharm.  For clarity, medicines will have a UK product licence.  Common medicines that TravelPharm sell (and this list is not exhaustive) include anti-malaria tablets and common over the counter medicines like pain killers and antihistamines.  Medicines are not strictly limited to tablets, creams and liquids can also be medicines.  If in doubt please phone the team for advice. 

Return of Unwanted Items – It is your responsibility to notify us within 14 days of receipt of the parcel of the intention to return one or all items.  Once authorisation from customer services has been granted we must receive the return within 14 days.  You, the customer, will be liable for the cost of returning the items.  This includes situations where free delivery was offered with the order. 

Errors or Damaged Items – We apologise in advance if we make a mistake or items arrived damaged.  Please contact our customer services team to arrange the return of faulty or damaged goods.  A returns label will be provided by email.

Refused deliveries – You may only refuse delivery if the parcel arrives damaged.  In this situation, you must notify our customer services team within 7 days.  Refusal of a parcel is not means of initiating a return of an unwanted item.  

Parcels returned to us by the courier – If a parcel is returned to us for any reason without prior authorisation we will attempt to contact you so we can resend the parcel back to you. 

The Returns Process: 

1)     Please phone TravelPharm on 0119 512092 to notify us that you wish to return an item.  We will require your name, address, order number and the reason for the return.

2)     Not all items can be returned.  Should the item be suitable for return, a returns number will be generated.  Please clearly write this on the packaging.

3)     Ensure our address is clear and visible.  Returns should be addressed to: 

    TravelPharm,

    Returns Department

    Manor House

    Merlin Way

    Ilkeston

    DE7 4RA 

4)     Where we have made an error or a product is faulty or defective a prepaid returns label will be provided.

5)     Once we have received the item safely a refund will be issued. 

We recommend that you obtain a proof of postage when returning items to us.  We will not be held liable for parcels lost when being returned to us. 

Returned items that are in an unsaleable or damaged condition. We reserve the right to reduce the amount of money refunded, especially where evidence of use beyond basic handling has occurred.  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.

Failed Deliveries – On occasion, we may be notified of a failed delivery.  Upon receipt of the returned item, we will endeavour to contact you and attempt to resend the parcel. 

For further information on returns or to request a refund/return, please contact us.

General
Should I buy branded or unbranded Malarone (Atovaquone/Proguanil)?

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.

Is Malarone or Malarone Alternatives only available on prescription?

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.

 

Are these tablets 100% effective?

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. 

For more advice follow this link to our bite avoidance page or check out our great range of insect repellents.

How do I take Malarone or generic Malarone tablets?

The dose for Malarone or Generic Malarone is one tablet daily, starting ONE to TWO days before arrival in the malaria country, EVERYDAY whilst there and for SEVEN days upon leaving. For example, if you are going on a 7 day trip you would need 16 tablets (2 before, 7 whilst there and 7 on return) per person.

Where Should I use Anti-Malarial tablets?

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.  

 

 

Will I get side effects when taking malaria tablets?

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

I am pregnant which antimalarial can I take?

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.

Are you happy with this answer?

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.

How do anti malaria drugs containing Atovaquone and Proguanil work?

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.

 

 

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