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What is the difference between malaria tablets?

Malaria Tablets - White Pills

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

 

Doxycycline

Atovaquone with Proguanil

Malarone


How often do I take it?

Once a day.

Once a day.

Once a day.


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.


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.


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.


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