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Malarone - welzo
Malarone - welzo


Malarone - welzo
Malarone - welzo
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Malarone is an antimalarial prescription medication used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by...

Malarone is an antimalarial prescription medication used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by a group of parasites called Plasmodium. It contains 2 active ingredients atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride. This medicine works by interfering with the growth of parasites in the red blood cells of the human body.


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What is Malarone?

Malarone is a treatment to protect against malaria. It contains 2 active ingredients atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride which work together to kill the parasite in the blood. 

How does it work?

Malarone is available in tablet form and is usually taken once a day with food or a milky drink, starting one to two days before entering a malaria-endemic area and continuing for seven days after leaving the area. For long-term prevention, Malarone may be taken once a week.

Is Malarone suitable for me?

Anti-malaria treatments differ depending on the geographical location. Malarone is effective in treating and preventing malaria. 

Malarone is not suitable for use if you have:

  • An allergy to any of the ingredients in the medication
  • Kidney or liver problems
  • If you take certain medication for auto-immune disease 

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Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.

  • Feeling dizzy
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting)
  • Diarrhoea 
  • Coughing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mouth sores
  • Weakness
  • Headache

Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.


Next Day Delivery Guarantee

All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.

Our Discreet Packaging Promise

We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!


Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Malarone.

Take one tablet daily. Start taking the medication 1 to 2 days before entering a malaria zone, whilst you are there and continue for 1 week after leaving. 

Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Additional Infomration

Malarone is available in both brand-name and generic form. Brand name: Malarone. Generic name: atovaquone/proguanil hydrochloride

Malarone Side Effects:

The most common side effects of Malarone include:

- headache

- stomach pain or upset

- nausea or vomiting

- diarrhoea

- dizziness or spinning sensation (vertigo)

- trouble sleeping (insomnia)

Less common but potentially serious side effects of Malarone include:

- allergic reactions, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat,

- liver problems,

- mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, and hallucinations,

- nerve problems, such as numbness, tingling, or weakness.

Malarone may also cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.

Malarone Precautions

You should not take Malarone if you are allergic to atovaquone or proguanil, or if you have: severe liver disease; kidney disease; blood disorders; or a history of porphyria (a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system).

To make sure Malarone is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had: liver disease; kidney disease; porphyria; asthma or other breathing disorder; or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Malarone should not be given to a child younger than 6 weeks old. Malarone can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are taking Malarone.

Do not give this medication to anyone under 18 years old without medical advice.

You should not take this medicine if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Malarone, stop taking the medicine and call your doctor right away. Atovaquone/proguanil passes into breast milk in small amounts. If you are a nursing mother, do not take this medicine without first talking to your doctor.

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Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.

Can I get Malarone on the NHS?

Whether or not you can get Malarone on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Malarone from the NHS.

Can you get Malarone over the counter?

No, you can’t get Malarone over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Malarone is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.

Can I buy Malarone online even if I have never taken it before?

A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched.

Is Malarone safe?

If you have been prescribed Malarone then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.

However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Malarone then you should contact a doctor immediately.

Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Malarone?

We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.

Can I buy Malarone from Boots?

It is generally possible to purchase medication, including Malarone, from UK pharmacies like Boots. However, I recommend checking the Boots website or contacting Boots directly for the most current and accurate information. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication.

Can I buy Malarone from Superdrug?

If you would like to buy Malarone, you will need to check availability on the Superdrug website.

Can I buy Malarone from Amazon?

Amazon does not sell medication such as Malarone, as they are not a pharmacy service provider. Always check with Amazon to see what they sell.

How long does Malarone take to work?

The time it takes for a Malarone to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Malarone may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.

How effective is Malarone?

The effectiveness of Malarone can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.

What are the risks of taking Malarone?

At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.

  1. Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to
  2. Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Malarone.
  3. Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
  4. Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
  5. Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
  6. Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.

Can I buy Malarone in the UK?

Yes, you can buy Malarone in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Malarone is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Are Malarone users satisfied with the product?

We have a list of reviews from customers taking Malarone at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Malarone head over to for further details.

Can I buy Malarone from an online pharmacy?

This is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.

How much does Malarone cost?

The costs of Malarone are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as we do not sell Malarone.

What are the uses of Malarone?

Malarone is used to prevent and treat malaria in children and adults. 

Is Malarone prescription only?

Malarone is a prescription medication. It is important to follow your doctor's instructions when taking this medication.

Is this medication suitable for me?

Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.

How is the medication delivered?

All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.

What are the differences between Malarone and Doxycycline?

Malarone and doxycycline are both antimalarial medications. They are similar in that they are both used to prevent and treat malaria. However, there are some important differences between the two drugs. Malarone is generally considered to be more effective than doxycycline, but it is also more expensive. Doxycycline may be a better option for people who are travelling to areas where malaria is resistant to Malarone. Both drugs can cause side effects, such as headache, nausea, and diarrhoea.

Is Malarone taken daily?

Malarone is usually taken once a day, with or without food. If you take it with food, you may be less likely to experience an upset stomach. If you have trouble swallowing pills, ask your doctor about the liquid form of Malarone.

How do I order my medication?

Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.

Can I cancel or return my order?

For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.

You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Clorinda Heimann

The product provided relief from my symptoms in a matter of minutes, which was a huge relief and allowed me to get on with my day.

Carma Vanheusen

Malarone has been a lifesaver during my travels to malaria-prone areas. Easy to take and with minimal side effects, I felt protected throughout my trip. Highly recommend for peace of mind while traveling!