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Paediatric Malarone tablets (Children only) are a highly effective medication used to prevent malaria.
Malaria kills up to a million people per year, mostly children and a majority of whom live in Sub- Saharan Africa. It is caused by a microscopic parasite spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Once bitten, the first signs of illness such as headache and fever will start to manifest after at least 8 days but sometimes months or even years later.
Malarone tablets offer up to 98% protection against the worst strains of the malaria parasiteas well as a convenient dosage regime and a very good side effect profile. Malarone Paediatric is the only antimalarials medication specifically formulated for easy child dosing. Malarone Paediatric Tablets are priced per tablet/capsule. Please enter the same amount as written on your prescription
Paediatric Malarone Directions
Malarone Peadiatric tablets should be taken daily after food at about the same time every day. They should be started one day before entering the malaria risk zone, continued whilst at risk and for an additional 7 days after leaving the risk area. The number of tablets to be taken each day is calculated by your childs weight, so follow the instructions on the box carefully. They can be crushed and mixed with food if required. Antimalarials should be used in conjunction with DEET insect repellents as malaria medication does not provide complete protection against malaria and biting insects carry a number of other infections & diseases.
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Paediatric Malarone Side Effects
Generic Malarone is usually very well tolerated but may cause headaches or nausea
Malarone Paediatric tablets should not be taken by anyone weighing less than 11kg or with severe kidney disease. No medicine is 100% effective against malaria. It is very important that you try to reduce the number of insect bites that you get in order to reduce your chances of catching malaria.Keep out of the sight and reach of children. Read the instructions on the pack and the patient information leaflet before use.