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Malarone is a combination medication that contains two medicines: atovaquone and proguanil. Malarone malaria tablets is used for the prevention and treatment of malaria caused by the bites of Anopheles mosquitoes.

  • Prevents and treats malaria
  • Effective medicine
  • Kills the parasite that causes the infection
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Malarone Malaria Tablets

Malarone is a combination medication that contains two medicines: atovaquone and proguanil. It is used for the prevention and treatment of malaria caused by the bites of Anopheles mosquitoes. Malaria parasites usually enter the body through mosquito bites and live in the body tissues such as red blood cells.

Malarone belongs to the class of medications known as antimalarials.

For more information on the prescription medication patients should refer to the Malarone patient information leaflet.

Malarone, a combination medication, works by killing P. falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria. Malarone is proven effective where other antimalarial medications failed.

The main benefit of taking Malarone is the treatment or prevention of malaria by killing the parasites that cause the disease. This medication, alone or in combination with other medication, is effective in treating malaria where other medications failed.

Take Malarone exactly as directed by your doctor.

Malarone should be taken by mouth with food or a milk drink that contains fat. Repeat the dose if you vomit within an hour of taking a dose. If your vomiting persists after taking Malarone, get in touch with your doctor immediately because he might prescribe a different malaria medication.

Malarone has a bitter taste, making it necessary that you swallow the tablet whole. Do not chew the tablet. You may crush the tablet and mix it with condensed milk if you have trouble swallowing tablets. Consume the entire mixture immediately. Do not save any part of the mixture for future use.

Your dosage of Malarone is based on your medical condition, on whether you are taking this medication to prevent or to treat malaria, and your response to treatment. The dosage of Malarone in children is based on body weight.

In the event that you miss a dose of this medicine as scheduled, take it immediately once you remember. However, if you remember that you missed a dose when it is close to the next dose, just skip the missed dose and proceed with the next regular dose. Do not double the dose as a makeup for the missed one. If you are not sure what step to take after missing a dose, ask advice from your doctor.

This medication must be stored at room temperature, protected from light and moisture, and must be out of reach of children.

A Malarone tablet contains 250 mg of atovaquone and 100 mg of proguanil.

For the prophylaxis of malaria: The usual dose is one tablet of Malarone taken by mouth once daily one to two days before travelling to a malaria-endemic area and continued until 7 days after return.

For the treatment of malaria: The usual dose if 4 tablets of Malarone taken by mouth for 3 days.

Malarone, as with other medications, can cause unwanted side effects. Not everyone who uses Malarone experiences the possible side effects.

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, weakness, headache, dizziness, and loss of appetite are the common side effects of this medication. Call your doctor immediately if the side effects persist or get worse.

Inform your doctor right away if you experience any of the serious side effects: signs of serious liver problems, and signs of anaemia, signs of severe infection.

This medication rarely causes a serious allergic reaction. Call for emergency immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction such as itching or swelling of the face/tongue/throat, rash,  trouble breathing, or severe dizziness.

Report to your doctor any other side effects which you believe are associated with your use of this medication.

Before you start taking this medication, inform your doctor if you are allergic to the active components of this medication: atovaquone or proguanil, or if you have any other allergies. The inactive ingredients of this medication may trigger an allergic reaction or some other problems.

Before you start taking this medication, share with your doctor your medical history, especially if you have current vomiting, current diarrhoea, kidney or liver problems, mental or mood problem, and seizures.

Malarone may make you dizzy. Consumption of alcohol or marijuana use may make you dizzier. Do not drive a vehicle, operate machinery, or perform a task that requires alertness unless you are sure that you can do it safely. Limit your intake of alcoholic beverages and discuss with your doctor your marijuana use.

Another effective anti-malarial medication is Doxycycline. You can buy Doxycycline here at UK Meds.

This medication is not recommended for use by pregnant women. However, your doctor may still prescribe this medication when it is clearly necessary. While pregnant, avoid travelling to an area with malaria as you and your unborn baby could be at a much higher risk of death or other problems. Discuss first with your doctor the benefits and risks of taking this medication during pregnancy.

It is not established if the atovaquone component of this combination medication passes into breast milk and if it has any adverse effects on a nursing infant. The proguanil in this medication passes into breast milk although its effects on the nursing infant are unknown. The use of this medication is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers, especially if the infant weighs less than 11 pounds. Discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of this medicine before you start to breastfeed.

Drug interactions may alter how your medications work or increase your risk for side effects. Before you start taking this medication, share with your doctor a list of all the medications you are currently using to allow him to check for any unsafe combination.

Some products such as penicillamine, blood thinners, or metoclopramide may interact with this medication.

Some medications, such as rifampin, tetracycline, or efavirenz, may affect the removal of Malarone from your system, which affects how the medicine works.

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Malarone Boots

At the time of writing, Malarone is not available at Boots. However, should you wish to purchase Malarone, you can do so at UK Meds. Additionally, if you would like to purchase more than one lot of Malarone malaria tablets, you can benefit from further savings at UK Meds.

Malarone Asda

At the time of writing, Malarone is not available at Asda. However, should you wish to purchase Malarone, you can do so at UK Meds. Additionally, if you would like to purchase more than one lot of Malarone malaria tablets, you can benefit from further savings at UK Meds.

Malarone Tablets Tesco

At the time of writing, Malarone is not available at Tesco. However, should you wish to purchase Malarone, you can do so at UK Meds. Additionally, if you would like to purchase more than one lot of Malarone malaria tablets, you can benefit from further savings at UK Meds.

Superdrug Malarone

At the time of writing, Malarone is not available at Superdrug. However, should you wish to purchase Malarone, you can do so at UK Meds. Additionally, if you would like to purchase more than one lot of Malarone malaria tablets, you can benefit from further savings at UK Meds.

You can safely buy Malarone online at UK Meds. You will first need to have an online consultation with a pharmacist independent prescriber before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Malarone malaria tablets are the right medication for your medical condition.

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