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    What's the difference between types of malaria tablets?

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

      DoxycyclineAtovaquone 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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      Malaria tablets are essential if you are visiting countries in which the disease is widespread. This applies to over 200 countries around the world. Ordering tablets through our online service can often be more convenient than visiting your GP.

      For more information on malaria and other travel preparations, read the article or visit our travel clinic.

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