Product description

Malarone is licensed for preventing malaria in patients traveling to areas of the world where malaria is present. Malarone contains the active ingredients Atovaquone/Proguanil hydrochloride.

Malarone is probably the most effective antimalarial tablet and is generally suitable for sub-Saharan Africa, South America and Southeast Asia.

It is important to know that no antimalarial tablet is 100% effective so insect repellents should be used to avoid bites from mosquitoes and other biting insects.


Malarone tablets for adults and children weighting greater than 40kg should be taken with or after food or a milky drink as follows:

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 after leaving the risk area.


What if I miss a dose?

If you forget to take a dose, don’t worry. Just take your next dose as soon as you remember. Then continue your treatment as before. Don’t take extra tablets to make up for a missed dose. Just take your next dose at the usual time and always ensure you use insect repellents.


Please note: If you develop flu-like symptoms whilst away or within 1 year of return please see a doctor immediately and explain your travel history. Many tropical illnesses like malaria often present as a cold or flu-like illness.


Malarone contains the following active ingredients:

Active Ingredients: Atovaquone 250mg and Proguanil 100mg

The following inactive ingredients are also usually found in Malarone:

Core: Poloxamer 188, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Low-substituted Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Povidone K30, Sodium Starch Glycolate Type A, Silica colloidal anhydrous, Magnesium Stearate

Coating: Hypromellose, Titanium Dioxide E171, Iron Oxide Red E172, Macrogol 400, Polyethylene Glycol 8000


This list is not exhaustive.  For further information please contact us.  

Side Effects

Side effects from taking Malarone tablets are usually mild.  Common side effects could include:

  • Headaches
  • Upset stomachs,
  • Nausea and diarrhea
  • Stomach Ache
  • Altered sleep patterns and abnormal dreams
  • Depression
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness

Whilst these are classed as common or very common, which is approximately 1 in 10 to 1 in 100 patients, most will not suffer these problems. This list of side effects is not exhaustive and you should always consult the patient information leaflet.

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.


Take special care with Malarone and talk to us before taking Malarone if:

  • You have severe kidney disease (stage 4 or 5)

Other medicines and Malarone

Tell us if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines, including medicines you’ve bought without a prescription. Some medicines can affect the way Malarone works, or Malarone itself can strengthen or weaken the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time. These include:

  • Metoclopramide used to treat nausea and vomiting
  • The antibiotics, tetracycline, rifampicin and rifabutin
  • Efavirenz or certain highly active protease inhibitors used to treat HIV
  • Warfarin and other medicines that stop blood clotting
  • Etoposide, used to treat cancer.

Remember to tell us if you start taking any other medicines while you’re taking Malarone.

Take Malarone with food or a milky drink, where possible. This will increase the amount of Malarone your body can absorb, and make your treatment more effective.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not take Malarone unless recommended by our specialist.  Please call us for further advice or information as we can probably help you.




Patient Information Leaflet

To view or download this medicine patient information leaflet (PIL) please Click Here

Frequently Asked Questions

How many should I order for my trip?

First of all, check if this product is suitable for your destination. We recommend Travel Health Pro a verified and reliable NHS Travel Resource.

Malarone should be taken daily, starting 1-2 days before travel, whilst at risk, and then for 7 days upon leaving. A short holiday of 14 days would need 23 tablets.  

No need to worry about figuring out how many Malarone tablets you need. Our consultation will do that for you when you order them online with us. Clever. You can even add additional family members to your order, saving you time and money on postage.


What if I am sick after taking Malarone?

If you are sick (vomit) within 1 hour of taking your Malarone tablet, take another dose straight away.

It is important to take the full course of Malarone and always read the patient leaflet.

If you have to take extra tablets due to sickness, you may need another prescription.  Please contact us and we may be able to help.

If you have been vomiting, it is especially important to use extra protection, such as strong insect repellents and bednets. Malarone may not be as effective, as the amount absorbed will be reduced. 


We are a UK-registered pharmacy based in Derbyshire. You can check our registration details with the General Pharmaceutical Council on the About Us page. All medicines sold from our pharmacy have been sourced within the UK from MHRA-approved wholesalers. 


Please give us a call so we can advise on the next steps. Using our online consultation is faster, but we understand if you don't want to give us all the information.

One of the team will send you a link. You will need to register online and add the free private prescription product to your basket before checking out.

Please put your prescription in the post and send it to:

Travelpharm, Manor House, Merlin Way, Ilkeston. DE7 4RA with the reference number provided at checkout.

Once we receive your prescription we will calculate the cost and send you a payment link so you can pay online.

Please note that doctors often write prescriptions for the brand Malarone. Whilst Malarone and Atovaquone/Proguanil contain the same active ingredients, Malarone is a brand. Unfortunately, UK law prevents a pharmacy from substituting an unbranded product where a brand has been specified by the prescriber. So if your prescription states Malarone we will only be able to dispense Malarone.

If you require unbranded generic Malarone you will need to get your prescription changed but the original prescriber or simply fill out our online consultation and let our specialist write your prescription.



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