Malaria is a serious, potentially life-threatening disease transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. If your travel itinerary includes travel to high-risk areas for malaria, Malarone is an effective drug to prevent malaria by decreasing the risk of contracting the disease. 

Malarone is a combination of atovaquone and proguanil and has been proven to effectively prevent Malaria when taken properly. Although Malarone is an effective antimalarial it is not 100% effective. 

 Do I need a prescription for Malarone? 

You do need a doctor’s prescription for malaria tablets including Malarone. It is not available over the counter. It is a prescription medication, and a doctor needs to confirm that it is suitable for you and that it will protect you from malaria at all locations on your travel itinerary. You can also visit a registered Travel Clinic in your area to discuss your travel itinerary and get a prescription for Malarone if approved.  

How much does Malarone cost? 

Malarone anti-malarial tablets can be costly if needed for a long period of time. For a 1-week trip, you need 16 tablets which can cost up to £46.90. And, for longer trips, the costs can add up quickly.  

With the increased demand for low-cost generic medications in recent years, a generic version has been released in the UK. Atovaquone/Proguanil 250mg/100mg tablets, also known as generic Malarone are an unbranded alternative to the branded malaria tablet Malarone. Ideal for Adults and Children to prevent malaria when traveling to high-risk countries. Generic Malarone availability continues to require a doctor’s prescription for purchase, as does the Generic MalaronePediatricfor children. 

Directions for taking Malarone 

Malarone is taken daily. Take one pill each day starting 1 day before entering the high-risk malaria area, then each day while you remain in a high-risk area. Continue to take Malarone for 7 days after leaving the area. This medicine should be taken at the same time every day and with a large meal or milky drink. 

 Common Side Effects 

 Common side effects of Malarone consist of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache, and dizziness. Other side effects can include dizziness, depression, sleeping problems due to unusual dreams, fever, an itchy rash, a cough, or decreased appetite. 

 Additional information about Malaria prevention can be found from ANP Pharma online or directly with our clinicians who can help you decide what anti-malaria medication is best for you.