Dr Fox provides prescription Malarone tablets at the lowest cost available anywhere in the UK (compare Malarone prices with other UK online pharmacies).
All anti-malarial tablets are from our Glasgow pharmacy, after an online consultation with a fully regulated UK online clinic, which employs GMC registered UK doctors.
A medical questionnaire must be completed to assess your suitability for Malarone tablets. For Malaria prevention it is important to read the Malarone Patient Information Leaflet before you proceed to ensure the medication is taken correctly.
Malarone, also known as atovaquone/proguanil, can prevent Malaria and is recognised by the Malaria Reference Laboratory. Since the patent of Malarone expired in January 2013, similar legal versions are available on the market. Dr Fox supplies branded Malarone from GlaxoSmithKline as well as generic atovaquone/proguanil.
Anyone who wishes to take the anti-malarial drug must read the important information page and complete a short medical questionnaire. Every consultation is reviewed by a UK doctor and confirmatory emails are sent at all stages of the process.
Malarone side effects
The most common side effects for Malarone (affecting more than 1 in 10 people) can include headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. However, these effects can be relieved by taking Malarone with food or a milky drink.
Less common side effects (affecting between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100) were loss of appetite, coughing, dizziness, fever, rash or itching, insomnia or abnormal dreams and anaemia.
The manufacturer’s patient information leaflet (PDF) gives more details on side effects of the drug.
How does Malarone work?
Malarone combines the drugs atovaquone (250mg) and proguanil (100mg) which stop the Malaria parasite from reproducing in the blood. Malaria is transmitted through mosquitoes infected with this parasite and Malarone can be used as a preventative measure.
How effective is Malarone?
Anti-malarial medication does not fully protect you from the disease and other preventative measures should be taken to reduce the risk of a mosquito bite. You should use an insect repellent, particularly during and after dusk, and mosquito nets at night.
Malarone is only one out of many anti-malarial drugs, but is particularly effective in high-risk areas and those areas with chloroquine-resistance. The simpler dosage regime makes it suitable for last-minute holidays and shorter trips.
After consulting a doctor, the medication usually needs to be started one or two days before reaching a malarial area. The tablets have to be taken every day during the stay and to ensure maximum protection the whole course of tablets has to be finished (continue to take daily for 1 week after leaving malarial area).
For more information on the various Malaria tablets see the NHS Fit for Travel homepage.
Low cost Malarone
For the cheapest Malarone and all the health information you will need for travelling to a tropical destination, consult Dr Fox.