Effective branded anti-malaria tablet
Usually the side effects are uncommon and mild
Start treatment before you go away
How does Malarone works?
Malarone contains two active ingredients (atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride) which kill the malaria parasite when it gets into your body. Malaria gets into your body when you're bitten by an infected mosquito.
How do I take Malarone?
Take one tablet daily with a milky drink or food, at the same time each day. You should start taking the tablets two days before you go into the malaria risk area. Keep taking them while you're away and then for seven more days when you get back.
What happens if I forget to take a pill?
Take your next dose as soon as you remember, then continue your treatment as before. Do not take extra tablets to make up for a missed dose, just take your next dose at the usual time and be sure to take extra anti-mosquito precautions as the treatment may be less effective. Remember to report any feverish illness promptly to a doctor.
What are the side effects of taking Malarone?
Side effects are usually mild, but can include stomach pain, headache, nausea, diarrhoea, insomnia and vivid dreams. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid taking this medication.
Malarone can interact with certain medications, so please give us a full list of any medicines you are taking when asked.
To minimise your chance of catching malaria and protect against serious side effects, please read the patient information leaflet accompanying the medication carefully.
How our service works
Select a medication and complete a short questionnaire.
A doctor will assess your answers and, if suitable, provide a prescription.
Your prescription will be sent by our doctors to your chosen pharmacy and you can pay for your treatment in-store.