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Malarone Atovaquone with Proguanil Doxycycline Lariam (mefloquine)

Malarone Malaria Tablets

Purchase Malarone malaria tablets to give you peace of mind during your trip.

Malarone


Dr Tom Brett

Dr Tom Brett says...

“Let us help make your trip memorable for the right reasons - don't let malaria spoil your time away.”
  • Protection starts just two days after starting your tablets
  • Rare and mild side effects
  • The pack you get contains all you need for your trip – including the tablets you need to take before and after.

Before you order please be aware that:

  • We can only offer this service to patients over 18
  • Each traveller needs to fill out their own assessment form. We can’t prescribe tablets for your friends or family unless they fill out their own assessment.

⇓ click to expand ⇓ How our service works

Step 1.
Check Fit for Travel to work out what tablets are right for you and your destination.

Step 2. 
Select the pack size you need for your length of stay and complete our questionnaire online.

Step 3.
Choose how you get your medicine. You can:
- Collect from your local Lloydspharmacy
- Select home delivery

Step 4.
Log in or register to make your payment online. One of our doctors will then look at your answers to the questionnaire to make sure that it is appropriate to prescribe you the medicine.

Step 5.
If you choose same day Click & Collect, call the pharmacy to check everything is ready, then collect your medicine.
If you choose mail-order delivery, make sure someone can sign for your postal delivery.

⇓ click to expand ⇓ Key information

The medicine
Malarone is a medicine that helps prevent and treat malaria. It contains two active ingredients - Atovaquone and Proguanil hydrochloride.
Taking Malarone

Take Malarone at the same time each day with food or a milky drink.

You need to start taking the tablets one to two days before visiting a malaria area and keep taking the tablets for a week after you leave.
How it works
Malaria is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. The mosquito passes the malaria into your bloodstream, infecting you. Malarone prevents malaria by killing this parasite.
How quickly it works
You'll be protected one to two days after starting your course – so you need to start taking the medicine before you leave. This means you'll be protected by the time you arrive at your destination.
Effectiveness

For Malarone to be fully effective it should be taken once a day and according to the instructions to give you maximum protection.

Remember, the best protection against malaria is avoiding being bitten by a mosquito in the first place as, like all malaria tablets, Malarone gives you around 90% protection against the disease.
Side effects
Side effects from Malarone are uncommon and usually mild, but the medicine can sometimes cause stomach pain, dizziness, headache, nausea, diarrhoea, coughing or mouth ulcers. You may experience vivid dreams.
Alternative treatments Not all malaria prevention drugs are suitable for all parts of the world. You should check which tablets are recommended for your destination. Just choose one of the suitable alternatives. These can include Lariam and Doxycycline, which are also available from LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor.
In-pharmacy collection

It's easy to pick up your medicine from over 1,600 Lloydspharmacy stores and, if you place your order before 5pm Monday to Friday, you can collect it the same day.

In-pharmacy collection is:

- Free
- Quicker than mail-order delivery and
- No one has to wait in to sign for your order.

We'll tell you the opening hours and contact details of your chosen pharmacy when you order.

We suggest that you phone the pharmacy before you go to make sure your medicine is ready for you. This is especially important on weekends.
Postal delivery

If you place your order before 4pm Monday to Friday, we aim to deliver your medicines the next working day before 1pm.
If you order after 4pm Monday to Friday or during a weekend, we'll deliver your medicines within two working days.

Postal deliveries:

- Are sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery
- Need to be signed for – but it doesn't have to be you signing
- Cost £4.95 for delivery – added automatically when you pay online

All packaging is discreet.The packaging will show that the delivery has come from Lloydspharmacy, but not what's inside.

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