Private Prescription Malarone Paediatric Tablet

Malarone Paediatric Tablet

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Malarone Paediatric Tablet (Atovaquone 62.5mg/Proguanil 25mg) is a Prescription Only Medicine (POM). To purchase this item you must have a valid private prescription from a UK doctor.
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SKU : CHN2893725-1|PIP-Code : 2893725|EAN : 5000123111268
 
       
Malarone Paediatric Tablet

Malarone Paediatric belongs to a group of medicines called antimalarials and contains two active ingredients, atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride. Malarone Paediatric Tablets are used:
  • To prevent malaria: in children who weigh between 11kg and 40kg.
  • To treat malaria: in children who weigh between 5kg and 10kg.
Malarone Paediatric Tablets prevent malaria by killing the malaria parasite which enters the bloodstream via the bite of an infected mosquito. This is also how it treats people who have already been infected.

Malarone Paediatric Tablets are round, pink film-coated tablets.
  • Always give this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • Give Malarone Paediatric with food or a milky drink, where possible. It is best to give Malarone Paediatric at the same time each day.
  •  The tablets should be swallowed whole. However, for children who find them difficult to swallow, they may be crushed just before being taken and mixed with food or a
    milky drink.
Preventing Malaria
  • The recommended dose to prevent malaria depends on your child's weight:
    • 11 to 20kg: 1 tablet once a day.
    • 21 to 30kg: 2 tablets once a day.
    • 31 to 40kg: 3 tablets once a day.
  • Start giving Malarone Paediatric 1 to 2 days before travelling to an area which has malaria.
  • Continue giving it every day during your stay.
  • Continue giving it for another 7 days after your return to a malaria-free area/
  • For maximum protection your child must take the full course of treatment.
  • If your child is sick (vomits) within 1 hour of taking Malarone Paediatric, give another dose straight away.
  • It is important to take the full course of Malarone Paediatric. If your child has to take extra tablets due to sickness, they may need another prescription.
  • If your child has been vomiting, it is especially important to use extra protection, such as repellents and bednets. Malarone Paediatric may not be as effective, as the amount absorbed will be reduced.
Treating Malaria
  • The recommended dose to treat malaria depends on your child's weight:
    • 5 to 8kg: 2 tablets once a day for 3 days.
    • 9 to 10kg: 3 tablets once a day for 3 days.
    • 31 to 40kg: 3 tablets once a day for 3 days.
    • Over 40kg: Dose as for adults.
  • If your child has vomiting and diarrhoea tell your doctor. Your child will need regular blood tests. Malarone Paediatric will not be as effective, as the amount absorbed will be reduced. The tests will check whether the malaria parasite is being cleared from your blood.
  • Active Ingredients: Atovaquone 62.5mg Proguanil Hydrochloride 25mg.
  • Other Ingredients: Poloxamer 188, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Povidone K30, Sodium Starch Glycollate (Type A), Magnesium Stearate and Tablet Coating (Hypromellose, Titanium Dioxide (E171), Iron Oxide Red (E172), Macrogol 400, Polyethylene Glycol 8000).
  • Give Malarone Paediatric with food or a milky drink, where possible. This will increase the amount of Malarone Paediatric your child's body can absorb, and make their treatment more effective.
  • Malarone Paediatric makes some people feel dizzy.
Do not give Malarone Paediatric:
  • If you child is allergic to atovaquone, proguanil hydrochloride or any of the ingredients of this medicine.
  • For preventing malaria if your child has severe kidney disease.
  • If your child is breastfeeding as the ingredients of Malarone may pass into breast milk and may harm the baby.
  • If your child is pregnant, unless your doctor recommends it.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before giving Malarone Paediatric if:
  • Your child has severe kidney disease.
  • Your child is being treated for malaria and weighs less than 5kg or is given Malarone Paediatric to prevent malaria and weighs less than 11kg.
  • Your child has recently taken, or might take any other medicines, including medicines you've bought without a prescription. Some medicines can affect the way Malarone Paediatric works, or Malarone Paediatric itself can strengthen or weaken the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time. These include:
    • Metoclopramide, used to treat nausea and vomiting.
    • The antibiotics Tetracycline, rifampicin and rifabutin.
    • Efavirenz or certain highly active protease-inhibitors used to treat HIV 
    • Warfarin and other medicines that stop blood clotting|
    • Etoposide, used to treat cancer.
Always read the product information. Click on the link below to view the Patient Information Leaflet. Requires Adobe Reader – if you cannot open the file, please click here to download.

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