•Paludrine/Avloclor Anti-malarial Travel Pack helps prevent malaria
•Malaria is a very serious disease, spread by infected mosquitoes
•Check with your doctor if this Anti-malarial Travel Pack is suitable for the part of the world you are visiting
Your malaria Travel Pack contains two types of tablets:
• The Paludrine tablets contain a medicine called proguanil hydrochloride.
• The Avloclor tablets contain a medicine called chloroquine phosphate.
Both medicines belong to a group of medicines called ‘anti-malarials’.
Anti-malarials can be used in certain parts of the world to help prevent malaria. This is a serious disease spread by infected mosquitoes. Your Anti-malarial Travel Pack will give some degree of protection against malaria in certain countries. It can be used when it is necessary to take more than one type of medicine at the same time to help prevent malaria.
You must get medical advice on which anti-malarial medicines to take. You must ask
your doctor or pharmacist if this malaria Travel Pack is suitable for the part of the world that you are visiting.
When you are taking this medicine to prevent malaria, try to reduce the chances of being bitten by mosquitoes as follows:
• Wear light, long-sleeved clothing and long trousers when you are outside after the sun has set
• Use insect repellent creams or sprays on parts of your body not covered by clothing.
• Sleep under a mosquito net or in a properly screened room
• Kill any mosquitoes that may have entered rooms in spite of screening with spray
No medicine can be guaranteed to protect against malaria in every case. If you have a high temperature or fever-like symptoms during your visit to a malaria area, or up to a year after returning home, you should contact a doctor straight away and let him or her know that you are visiting or have visited a malaria area.
To read the patient information leaflet for this product click here https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/PIL.15393.latest.pdf
• Start taking this medicine one week before you enter the malaria area.
• You must continue to take it during your stay.
• You must keep taking this medicine for 4 weeks after leaving the malaria area.
Adults and children over 14 years
• Take two Avloclor malaria tablets once a week on the same day each week.
• And take two Paludrine malaria tablets daily, at the same time each day
Do not use this Anti-malarial Travel Pack in children under 1 year of age. For children over
1 year of age, the dose depends on the child’s age.
• Ages 1 to 4 years: Take half an Avloclor tablet once a week (on the same day each week)
and take half a Paludrine tablet daily (at the same time each day).
• Ages 5 to 8 years: Take one Avloclor tablet once a week (on the same day each week) and
take one Paludrine tablet daily (at the same time each day).
• Ages 9 to 14 years: Take one and a half Avloclor malaria tablets once a week (on the same day each week) and take one and a half Paludrine malaria tablets daily (at the same time each day).
How to take your tablets:
• Take the tablet(s) after food.
• Swallow the tablet(s), or part tablets, whole with a drink of water.
• For a young child, the tablet(s) may be given crushed in milk, honey or jam.
Paludrine/Avloclor malaria Travel Pack contains two types of tablets, Paludrine tablets
and Avloclor tablets.
• The active substance in Paludrine tablets is proguanil hydrochloride. Each tablet contains
100 mg of proguanil hydrochloride.
• The other ingredients are calcium carbonate, gelatin, magnesium stearate and maize starch.
• The active substance in Avloclor tablets is chloroquine phosphate. Each tablet contains
250 mg of chloroquine phosphate (equivalent to 155 mg of chloroquine base).
• The other ingredients are magnesium stearate and maize starch.
Do not use this Anti-malarial Travel Pack if:
• You are allergic to proguanil hydrochloride, chloroquine phosphate or any of the other
ingredients in the tablets
• You are taking a medicine called amiodarone (used to control the heart rate). Avloclor may increase the risk of uneven heart beats (cardiac arrhythmias) when it is taken at the same time as amiodarone. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken, any other
medicines. This includes non-prescription and herbal medicines medicines.
Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.