What is MalaroneAtovaquone & Proguanil used for

Generic Malarone is a drug used to treat malaria which is a tropical disease caused by parasites. Malarone is a combination of atovaquone and proguanil which work by interfering with the growth of the parasite in the body. ANP Pharma are a leading pharmaceutical wholesaler in the UK with international exports to countries all over the world including Africa.

How is malaria contracted?

Malaria is caused by a mosquito bite from an infected insect. It is a serous infection which can prove life threatening.

Malaria is very common in certain parts of the world such as South America, Africa, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

How to avoid malaria

If you are travelling to areas of the world where malaria is endemic, then speak to your healthcare professional or visit a travel clinic before you go and take advice.

If you are considered to be in one of the more vulnerable groups, then you may be prescribed anti-malarial tablets which contain generic malarone. It is always best to start taking these tablets a couple of weeks before you travel so try not to leave your visit to the travel clinic until the last minute.

Your pharmacist can also advice you on how to avoid mosquito bites whilst you are abroad. This will involve using insect repellent, sleeping under mosquito nets and using insect screens or mesh on doors and windows. Wearing the right clothing is also important to limit mosquito bites. Loose clothing which drapes away from the skin mosquitos find much harder to penetrate. Stay covered up when you are outside.

What are the symptoms of malaria?

The severity of malaria symptoms can vary so sometimes, it can be hard to spot. Common symptoms include:-

  • Fever or high temperature
  • Headaches
  • Constant tiredness and feeling sleepy
  • Tummy ache and feeling sick
  • Muscle aches
  • Yellow skin or yellowing of the white of the eyes
  • A cough, sore trroat or impaired breathing

Symptoms usually take one to two weeks to develop but they can appear many months after being bitten and after you have returned home.

For the best advice on staying safe from malaria, contact ANP Pharma. We sell generic malarone plus offer advice on safe travel to countries and regions where malaria is endemic. ANP are leading UK pharmaceutical wholesalers with international exports to countries all over the world including Africa.