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Malarone tablets are a highly effective medication used to prevent malaria. Malaria kills up to a million people per year and 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 parasite as well as a convenient dosage regime and a very good side effect profile.
Malarone 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. 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.
Proguanil Hydrochloride 100mg
Malarone Side Effects
Malarone is usually very well tolerated but may cause headaches or nausea
Malarone tablets should not be taken by anyone weighing less than 41kg or with severe kidney disease. It is not suitable for pregnant of breastfeeding women unless specialist advice has been sought
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