Private Prescription Malarone Tablet

Malarone Tablet

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Malarone Tablets (Atovaquone 250mg/Proguanil 100mg) are 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 : UKMALAR-1|PIP-Code : 2452308|EAN : 5010706006485
 
       
Malarone Tablet

Malarone belongs to a group of medicines called antimalarials and contains two active ingredients, atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride. Malarone Tablets are used:
  • To prevent malaria: in adults (who weigh over 40kg).
  • To treat malaria: in adults and children who weigh at least 11kg.
Malarone 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 Tablets are round, pink film-coated tablets engraved 'GX CM3' on one side.
  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • Take Malarone with food or a milky drink, where possible. It is best to take Malarone at the same time each day.
Preventing Malaria
  • The recommended usual dose for adults is 1 tablet once a day.
  • Start taking 1 to 2 days before travelling to an area which has malaria.
  • Continue taking it every day during your stay.
  • Continue taking it for another 7 days after your return to a malaria-free area.
  • If you are sick within 1 hour of taking your Malarone tablets, take another dose straight away.
  • It is important to take the full course of Malarone. If you have to take extra tablets due to sickness, you may need another prescription.
  • If you have been vomiting it is especially important to use extra protection, such as repellents and bednets. Malarone may not be as effective, as the amount absorbed will be reduced.
Treating Malaria
  • The recommended dose for adults is 4 tablets once a day for 3 days.
  • For children the dose depends on their bodyweight:
    • 11 to 20kg: 1 tablet once a day for 3 days.
    • 21 to 30kg: 2 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 you have vomiting and diarrhoea tell your doctor, you will need regular blood tests. Malarone 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 250mg Proguanil Hydrochloride 100mg.
  • 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).
  • Take Malarone with food or a milky drink, where possible. This will increase the amount of Malarone your body can absorb, and make your treatment more effective.
  • Malarone makes some people feel dizzy. If this happens to you, do not drive, use machines or take part in activities where you may put yourself or others at risk.
Do not take Malarone:
  • If you are allergic to atovaquone, proguanil hydrochloride or any of the ingredients of this medicine.
  • For preventing malaria if you have severe kidney disease.
  • If you are breastfeeding as the ingredients of Malarone may pass into breast milk and may harm your baby.
  • If you are pregnant, unless your doctor recommends it.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Malarone if:
  • You have severe kidney disease.
  • Your child is being treated for malaria and weighs less than 11kg. There is another tablet strength to treat children who weigh less than 11kg.
  • You have recently taken, or might take any other medicines, including medicines you've bought without a prescription. Some medicines can affect the way Malarone works, or Malarone 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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