Buy malaria tablets from our online doctor and registered pharmacy service delivered direct to you.
All medicine supplied is UK licensed.
|Malaria pill type||Quantity (trip length)||Cost|
|Malarone Adult (Generic)||16 tablets (1 week trip)||£19.20|
|Malarone Adult (Generic)||23 tablets (2 week trip)||£27.60|
|Malarone Adult (Generic)||30 tablets (3 week trip)||£36.00|
|Malarone Adult (Generic)||37 tablets (4 week trip)||£44.40|
|Malarone Adult (Generic)||44 tablets (5 week trip)||£52.80|
|Malarone Adult (Generic)||51 tablets (6 week trip)||£61.20|
|Malarone Adult (Generic)||65 tablets (8 week trip)||£78.00|
|Malarone Adult (Generic)||93 tablets (12 week trip)||£111.60|
|Malarone Adult (Generic)||193 tablets (6 month trip)||£208.50|
|Malarone Adult (Glaxo branded)||16 tablets (1 week trip)||£46.90|
|Malarone Adult (Glaxo branded)||23 tablets (2 week trip)||£63.10|
|Malarone Adult (Glaxo branded)||30 tablets (3 week trip)||£79.30|
|Malarone Adult (Glaxo branded)||37 tablets (4 week trip)||£95.50|
|Malarone Adult (Glaxo branded)||44 tablets (5 week trip)||£114.40|
|Malarone Adult (Glaxo branded)||51 tablets (6 week trip)||£132.60|
|Malarone Adult (Glaxo branded)||65 tablets (8 week trip)||£170.10|
|Malarone Adult (Glaxo branded)||93 tablets (12 week trip)||£218.55|
|Malarone Adult (Glaxo branded)||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|
|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|
|Mefloquine 250mg (Lariam)||32 tablets (24 week trip)||£79.00|
|Mefloquine 250mg (Lariam)||58 tablets (52 week trip)||£135.00|
Dr Fox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.
Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.
If you have your own private or NHS paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).
Dr Fox prices are 25%–50% lower than other UK online clinics.
|Order value||Prescription fee|
|up to £10||£1.00|
|up to £20||£2.00|
|up to £40||£3.00|
|Malarone (generic)||Dr Fox*||Pharmacy2U||Med Express||Lloyds||Superdrug||Express Pharmacy|
|16 tablets (1 week trip)||£19.08||£39.00||£41.99||£39.00||£39.00||£39.99|
|23 tablets (2 week trip)||£28.15||£53.00||£57.99||£54.00||£53.00||£53.68|
|30 tablets (3 week trip)||£36.50||£67.00||£70.99||£70.99||£67.00||£67.37|
|37 tablets (4 week trip)||£44.85||£82.00||£89.99||£88.00||£82.00||£81.06|
|Malarone (GSK brand)||Dr Fox*||Pharmacy2U||Med Express||Lloyds||Superdrug||Express Pharmacy|
|16 tablets (1 week trip)||£46.90||£50.00||£49.99||£49.00||£50.00||£49.99|
|23 tablets (2 week trip)||£63.10||£70.00||£69.99||£69.00||£70.00||£66.22|
|37 tablets (4 week trip)||£95.50||£100.00||£99.99||£99.00||£100.00||£98.68|
UK delivery only: £2.90 per consultation via Royal Mail 24 Signed For (1-3 working days with tracking).
Parcel forwarding services are not permitted. Use only UK home or work delivery address.
Returns and refunds - unwanted items can be returned within 14 working days for a full refund.
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. The risks are higher for children and pregnant women, and for people with ongoing medical conditions.
Do NOT forget you may also need vaccines and other health advice from a GP or travel clinic.
Which malaria tablets to buy 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 7 or 10 days before.
How to take 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 10 days 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 and atovaquone/proguanil.
- No anti-malaria tablet is 100% effective.
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 malaria tablets (Prophylaxis) and other travel health advice for that destination. Also visit the link on NHS Fit For Travel destination page to Malaria map which shows low and high risk areas in your destination country.
Anti-malaria tablet recommendations are based on malaria parasite (Plasmodium) drug resistance. It is important to take the medicine which is recommended for the area being visited.
How to avoid bites?
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 dusk and at night.
- Use insect repellant containing DEET on exposed skin and under thin clothing, particularly around the ankles. Higher strength DEET, up to 50%, should be used if tolerated.
- Insect repellent sprays, mosquito coils, and heating insecticide impregnated 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, Vitamin B, marmite, homeopathic products, tonic water, and citronella DO NOT prevent bites.
What are the 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. Malaria is diagnosed with a simple blood test.
- If you are travelling in remote areas for prolonged periods it may be best to carry a malaria treatment and/or a malaria testing kit with you. Discuss this with your regular doctor.
Anti-malaria tablets are prescription only (except chloroquine or chloroquine with proguanil) – our doctors will issue the prescription online direct to our pharmacy. Dr Fox Pharmacy supplies medicines only for adults (over 18 years). Further information about malaria tablets for children.
Comparing malaria tablets
|Doxycycline||Malarone (generic & branded)||Chloroquine||Paludrine (Proguanil)||Chloroquine / Proguanil combined||Lariam (Mefloquine)|
|Many different||Malarone (Glaxo) or non-branded||Many different||Paludrine||Many different||Lariam|
One capsule daily
100mg Proguanil. One tablet daily
Two tablets weekly
|100mg tab two tablets daily||Proguanil two tablets daily plus chloroquine two weekly||250mg tab One tablet weekly on the same day each week|
|When to start|
|2 days before entering malaria area||2 days before entering malaria area||1 week before entering malaria area||1 week before entering malaria area||1 week before entering malaria area||10 days before entering malaria area|
|When to stop|
|4 weeks after leaving malaria area||1 week 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|
|Number of tablets for 1 week trip|
|37 tablets||16 tablets||12 tablets||84 tablets||12 chloroquine 84 proguanil||8 tablets|
|Side effects and cautions|
|Indigestion/heart burn. Increase sensitivity to bright sun.||Intestinal upsets and headache||Intestinal upset, headache, possible rash||Intestinal upset, rashes||Intestinal upset, headache, rash||Intestinal upset, Sleep and mental disturbance. Caution operating machinery.|
|Manufacturer's Patient Information Leaflet (PDF)|
- NICE, 2018, Malaria prophylaxis - Assessment, accessed 19 June 2019
- BNF/NICE, 2017, Malaria, prophylaxis - Prophylaxis against malaria, accessed 19 June 2019
You must read the important medical information for malaria tablets.
- To find the malaria tablets recommended for the area you plan to visit please go to the NHS Fit for Travel website.
- On the NHS website find the page for the country you are visiting.
- On the top of your country page, click the link labeled 'Malaria Map'.
- On the malaria map page check if you are going to areas coloured red or pink and see the advice below the map. If antimalarials are usually advised return to the malaria section of the country.
- Your recommended tablets are at the bottom of your country page under the heading 'Malaria precautions'. Make a note of ALL the recommended tablets.
Please take care to get this right as it is important.
- People visiting multiple regions where different tablets are recommended must see their GP or a specialist travel adviser before ordering.
- If you are NOT eligible for treatment from Dr Fox consult your doctor or a specialist travel clinic. It is NOT safe to travel without appropriate malaria prevention.
Malaria tablets containing chloroquine no longer available from Dr Fox. Proguanil (Paludrine) and all other malaria tablets still available.
Have you read the anti-malaria tablets medical information?
Please read malaria important medical information.
For my area of travel, Fitfortravel recommends the following (tick ALL the recommended medication from the list below):
Are you allergic to:
Are you pregnant or do you intend to become pregnant during your trip or within 3 months afterwards?
Are you breastfeeding or will you be during your trip?
Have you been diagnosed with liver disease?
Have you been diagnosed with kidney disease?
Not including occasional urinary infection.
Do you have epilepsy or seizures?
Have you been diagnosed with significant depression or psychiatric disorder?
Do you have cardio conductive disorder?
Are you taking the anticoagulant warfarin or other blood thinning medicines, excluding Edoxaban?
Are you aware that no malaria tablet provides 100% protection?
See 'How to avoid bites' advice in medical information.
Are you aware that if you get a fever between 1 week and 1 year after exposure you should seek medical attention and tell the doctor the background?
Do you need malaria tablets only for yourself?
The order process
Answer short medical questionnaire
Choose medication, register, and pay
Doctor issues prescription online
Pharmacy team post medication direct
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