Malarone is an antimalarial prescription medication used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites. 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 is new and popular due to it being taken daily, before, during and after your trip to high-risk malaria areas.
How does it work?
Malaria is a parasite spread by animals and humans carried by mosquitos. When the parasite infects the bloodstream it will reproduce and cause illness. The Malarone tablet ensures the parasite cannot reproduce.
Is Malarone suitable for me?
Malaria is not suitable for use if you have an allergy to any of the medications, have a severe kidney disease or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
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Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Malarone.
Take one tablet daily. Start taking the medication 1 to 2 days before entering a malaria zone and continue for 1 week after leaving.
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Malarone Patient leaflet
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:
- stomach pain or upset
- nausea or vomiting
- 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.
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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What are the uses of Malarone?
Malarone is used to prevent and treat malaria. It is also sometimes used to treat other infections, such as babesiosis and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS).
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?
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Can I cancel or return my order?
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