Anti-malaria tablets on prescription: malaria prevention for trips of 1 week to 1 year to all countries. Medicine from NHS pharmacy – UK regulated.
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Anti-malaria tablets: online prescription and delivery
Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil), Lariam, chloroquine, proguanil, chloroquine/proguanil, doxycycline
Please read the important information below regarding anti-malaria tablets for malaria prevention before starting the questionnaire.
Every year more than a hundred travellers from the UK catch malaria and tens of them die. The onset can be rapid. The right anti malaria tablet provides good protection.
Do NOT forget you may also need vaccines and other health advice from a GP or travel clinic.
Choosing to buy anti-malaria tablets online
No one type of recommended anti-malaria tablet works better than another. Some are daily tablets, some weekly. Some are started a few days before travel, others 2 or 3 weeks before.
To compare the 6 different anti-malaria tablets see the table at the foot of this page.
For a more detailed comparison see drugs most commonly used for malaria prevention: Malarone or non-branded atovaquone/proguanil, Lariam, chloroquine, proguanil, chloroquine with proguanil and doxycycline.
POMAnti-malaria tablets are prescription only medicine except chloroquine or chloroquine with proguanil.
Taking anti-malaria tablets
- Take the right tablets for the area you are going to
- Start your tablets before entering a malaria area. This may be a few days or up to 3 weeks before.
- Take the tablets absolutely regularly, preferably with or after a meal
- Continue to take them for 4 weeks after leaving the malaria area. This period is reduced to 7 days for Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil).
- No anti-malaria tablet is 100% effective
Symptoms of malaria
Malaria symptoms start out similar to flu. Symptoms include fever, shivers, sweating, backache, joint pains, headache, vomiting, diarrhoea & sometimes delirium.
These symptoms may take a week or more to develop after you have been bitten by an infected mosquito.
- Seek medical advice if you get malaria symptoms for up to a year after exposure, even after taking anti-malarial tablets.
- If you are travelling in remote areas for prolonged periods it may be best to carry a malaria treatment with you. Discuss this with your regular doctor.
Malarone or non-branded equivalent
A licensed generic version of Malarone became available in the UK from February 2013. This is non-branded 'atovaquone/proguanil' and is medically identical to Malarone. Dr Fox may supply either version at the same cost.
Compare prices of Malarone - atovaquone/proguanil with other UK online clinics.
Dr Fox is one of the most competitively priced sources of malaria tablets for those without a private prescription (malaria pills are not usually available on the NHS).
Lariam, chloroquine doxycycline, Malarone atovaquone/proguanilStart Consultation
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Where are you travelling?
Selecting your destination above will open required page on NHS Fit For Travel website and display the Malaria precautions information (including recommended medication) for that destination.
Anti-malaria tablet recommendations are based on malaria parasite drug resistance.
Mosquitoes can bite at any time of day. Most bites occur in the evening.
- Wear long-sleeved clothing and long trousers if you are out at night.
- Use insect repellant on exposed skin and under thin clothing.
- Insecticide sprays, mosquito coils and heating insecticide impregnate tablets all reduce the risk of bites.
- Where possible sleep in screened rooms and use a mosquito net, preferably one impregnated with insecticide.
- Ultrasound devices, garlic and Vitamin B do not prevent bites.
Useful travel and malaria websites
The Travel Doctor page on malaria.
For general information on malaria see NHS patient information for malaria.
Health Protection Agency's malaria prevention guidelines.
The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) malaria information sheet.Start Consultation
Table comparing anti-malaria tabletsTOP
Proguanil combined tablet
|Doxycycline||Malarone or non-branded Atovaquone/ Proguanil|
|Brand name||Many different||Paludrine||Many different||Lariam||Many different||Malarone or non-branded|
Two tablets weekly
|100mg tab Two tablets daily||Proguanil Two tablets daily plus chloroquine Two weekly||250mg tab One tablet weekly||100mg tab
One tablet daily
100mg Proguanil. One tablet daily
|When to start||1 week before entering malaria area||1 week before entering malaria area||1 week before entering malaria area||2-3 weeks before entering malaria area||2 days before entering malaria area||2 days before entering malaria area|
|When to stop||4 weeks after leaving malaria area||4 weeks after leaving malaria area||4 weeks after leaving malaria area||4 weeks after leaving malaria area||4 weeks after leaving malaria area||1 week after leaving malaria area|
|Number of tablets for 1 week trip||12 tablets||84 tablets||12 chloroquine 84 proguanil||8 tablets||37 tablets||16 tablets|
|Side effects and cautions||Intestinal upset, headache, possible rash||Intestinal upset, rashes||Intestinal upset, headache, rash||Intestinal upset, Sleep and mental disturbance. Caution operating machinery.||Indigestion/heart burn. Increase sensitivity to bright sun. Reduced effectiveness of contraceptive pill.||Intestinal upsets and headache|
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|Malaria pill type||Quantity||Cost|
|Malarone or non-branded atovaquone/proguanil||16 tablets (1 week trip)||£46.90|
|Malarone or non-branded atovaquone/proguanil||23 tablets (2 week trip)||£63.10|
|Malarone or non-branded atovaquone/proguanil||30 tablets (3 week trip)||£79.30|
|Malarone or non-branded atovaquone/proguanil||37 tablets (4 week trip)||£95.50|
|Malarone or non-branded atovaquone/proguanil||44 tablets (5 week trip)||£114.40|
|Malarone or non-branded atovaquone/proguanil||51 tablets (6 week trip)||£132.60|
|Malarone or non-branded atovaquone/proguanil||65 tablets (8 week trip)||£170.10|
|Malarone or non-branded atovaquone/proguanil||93 tablets (12 week trip)||£218.55|
|Malarone or non-branded atovaquone/proguanil||193 tablets (6 month trip)||£450.00|
|Doxycycline 100mg||37 capsules (1 week trip)||£11.80|
|Doxycycline 100mg||44 capsules (2 week trip)||£12.80|
|Doxycycline 100mg||51 capsules (3 week trip)||£13.80|
|Doxycycline 100mg||58 capsules (4 week trip)||£14.90|
|Doxycycline 100mg||65 capsules (5 week trip)||£15.90|
|Doxycycline 100mg||72 capsules (6 week trip)||£16.90|
|Doxycycline 100mg||86 capsules (8 week trip)||£19.20|
|Doxycycline 100mg||114 capsules (12 week trip)||£23.60|
|Doxycycline 100mg||212 capsules (6 month trip)||£42.00|
|Doxycycline 100mg||400 capsules (1 year trip)||£75.00|
|Chloroquine 250mg||12 tablets (1 week trip)||£5.50|
|Chloroquine 250mg||14 tablets (2 week trip)||£6.00|
|Chloroquine 250mg||16 tablets (3 week trip)||£7.00|
|Chloroquine 250mg||18 tablets (4 week trip)||£8.00|
|Chloroquine 250mg||20 tablets (5 week trip)||£9.00|
|Chloroquine 250mg||22 tablets (6 week trip)||£10.00|
|Chloroquine 250mg||26 tablets (8 week trip)||£11.00|
|Chloroquine 250mg||34 tablets (12 week trip)||£12.5|
|Chloroquine 250mg||62 tablets (6 month trip)||£15.00|
|Chloroquine 250mg||114 tablets (1 year trip)||£23.00|
|Proguanil 100mg (Paludrine)||84 tablets (1 week trip)||£11.05|
|Proguanil 100mg (Paludrine)||98 tablets (2 week trip)||£12.20|
|Proguanil 100mg (Paludrine)||112 tablets (3 week trip)||£13.40|
|Proguanil 100mg (Paludrine)||126 tablets (4 week trip)||£14.50|
|Proguanil 100mg (Paludrine)||140 tablets (5 week trip)||£15.50|
|Proguanil 100mg (Paludrine)||154 tablets (6 week trip)||£16.50|
|Proguanil 100mg (Paludrine)||182 tablets (8 week trip)||£21.20|
|Proguanil 100mg (Paludrine)||238 tablets (12 week trip)||£25.90|
|Proguanil 100mg (Paludrine)||434 tablets (6 month trip)||£46.30|
|Proguanil 100mg (Paludrine)||798 tablets (1 year trip)||£86.70|
|Mefloquine 250mg (Lariam)||8 tablets (1 week trip)||£22.90|
|Mefloquine 250mg (Lariam)||9 tablets (2 week trip)||£24.10|
|Mefloquine 250mg (Lariam)||10 tablets (3 week trip)||£25.90|
|Mefloquine 250mg (Lariam)||11 tablets (4 week trip)||£28.10|
|Mefloquine 250mg (Lariam)||12 tablets (5 week trip)||£30.10|
|Mefloquine 250mg (Lariam)||13 tablets (6 week trip)||£32.10|
|Mefloquine 250mg (Lariam)||15 tablets (8 week trip)||£35.90|
|Mefloquine 250mg (Lariam)||19 tablets (12 week trip)||£48.10|
|Chloroquine 250mg/Proguanil 100mg||12 chloroquine 84 proguanil (1 week trip)||£14.30|
|Chloroquine 250mg/Proguanil 100mg||14 chloroquine 98 proguanil (2 week trip)||£15.60|
|Chloroquine 250mg/Proguanil 100mg||16 chloroquine 112 proguanil(3 week trip)||£17.10|
|Chloroquine 250mg/Proguanil 100mg||18 chloroquine 126 proguanil (4 week trip)||£18.50|
|Chloroquine 250mg/Proguanil 100mg||20 chloroquine 140 proguanil (5 week trip)||£19.50|
|Chloroquine 250mg/Proguanil 100mg||22 chloroquine 154 proguanil (6 week trip)||£20.50|
|Chloroquine 250mg/Proguanil 100mg||26 chloroquine 182 proguanil (8 week trip)||£24.10|
|Chloroquine 250mg/Proguanil 100mg||34 chloroquine 238 proguanil (12 week trip)||£29.50|
|Chloroquine 250mg/Proguanil 100mg||62 chloroquine 434 proguanil (6 month trip)||£52.90|
|Chloroquine 250mg/Proguanil 100mg||114 chloroquine 798 proguanil (1 year trip)||£98.10|
|how to orderPrices below if you already have a private prescription|
|Malarone or non-branded atovaquone/proguanil||per tablet||£2.25|
|Doxycycline 100mg||per tablet||£0.08|
|Chloroquine 250mg||per tablet||£0.07|
|Proguanil 100mg (Paludrine)||98 tablets||£8.82|
|Mefloquine 250mg (Lariam)||per tablet||£2.00|
|Chloroquine 250mg/Proguanil 100mg||112 tablet||£9.67|
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