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What is the difference between malaria tablets?

Malaria Tablets - White Pills

A comparison of Doxycycline, Atovaquone with Proguanil, Malarone, and Lariam. We offer all four medicines from our online clinic.

 

Doxycycline

Atovaquone with Proguanil

Malarone

Lariam

How often do I take it?

Once a day.

Once a day.

Once a day.

Once a week.

How long do I take it for?

Take for 2 days before you leave and 4 weeks after you get back.

Take for 1-2 days before you leave and 7 days after you get back.

Take for 1-2 days before you leave and 7 days after you get back.

Take weekly, starting 2.5 weeks before you leave and 4 weeks after you get back.

What are the most common side effects?

Nausea, diarrhoea, indigestion, and may make skin more sensitive to sunlight.

May include stomach pain, dizziness, headaches, nausea, diarrhoea, coughing or vivid dreams.

May include stomach pain, dizziness, headaches, nausea, diarrhoea, coughing or vivid dreams.

Can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, depression, mood changes and anxiety.

Who cannot take it?

Pregnant women and children under 12 years old.

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless benefit outweighs risk.

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless benefit outweighs risk.

People with a history of seizures, psychiatric disorders or epilepsy. People with cardiac conduction abnormalities. Pregnant women, unless benefit outweighs risk.

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