•Used for the prevention and treatment of malaria
•Malarone prevents malaria by killing the parasite that is passed on by the bite of an infected mosquito
•Contains two active ingredients, atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride
Malarone belongs to a group of medicines called anti-malarials. It contains two active ingredients, atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride.
Malaria is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, which passes the malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum) into the bloodstream. Buy Malarone tablets to prevent malaria, these work by killing this parasite. For people who are already infected with malaria, Malarone also kills these parasites.
People of any age can get malaria. It is a serious disease, but is preventable.
Although Malarone 12 tablets can help prevent malaria, it is very important to take steps to avoid mosquito bites:
•ƒUse insect repellent on exposed areas of the skin
•ƒWear light coloured clothing that covers most of the body, especially after sunset as this is the time when mosquitoes are most active
•ƒSleep in a screened room or under a mosquito net impregnated with insecticide
•ƒClose windows and doors at sunset, if they are not screened•ƒConsider using an insecticide (mats, spray, plug-ins) to clear a room of insects or to deter mosquitoes from entering the room.
Buy Malarone to prevent malaria in adults:
•ƒ Recommended dose for adults is 1 tablet once a day, taken as below.
• Start taking Malarone 1 to 2 days before travelling to an area which has malaria
•ƒ Continue taking it every day during your stay
•ƒ Continue taking it for another 7 days after your return to a malaria-free area
Not recommended for preventing malaria in children, or in adults who weigh less than 40 kgs.
Malarone paediatric tablets are recommended for preventing malaria in adults and children who weigh less than 40 kgs.
To treat malaria in adults:
•Recommended dose for adults is 4 tablets once a day for 3 days
Not recommended for treating malaria in children who weigh less than 11 kgs.
For children who weigh less than 11 kgs talk to your doctor. There may be a different type of
Malarone tablet available in your country.
Active ingredients are: 250 mg of atovaquone and 100 mg of proguanil hydrochloride in each tablet. Other ingredients are:
Tablet core: poloxamer 188, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, povidone K30, sodium starch glycollate (Type A), magnesium stearate
Tablet coating: hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E171), iron oxide red (E172), macrogol 400 and polyethylene glycol 8000
Tell your doctor if you might be allergic to any of these ingredients before consuming Malarone 12 tablets.
Do not take Malarone if:
•You are allergic to atovaquone, proguanil hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients (listed under Ingredients).
•You have severe kidney disease
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other
medicines (including medicines you’ve bought without a prescription):
•ƒ metoclopramide, used to treat nausea and vomiting
•ƒ the antibiotics, tetracycline, rifampicin and rifabutin
•ƒ efavirenz or certain highly active protease-inhibitors used to treat HIV
•ƒ warfarin and other medicines that stop blood clotting
•ƒ etoposide used to treat cancer
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