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Malarone (Atovaquone/Proguanil)

Malarone contains two active ingredients, atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride. It is a preventative antimalarial prescribed when travelling to regions that pose a high risk of malaria such as tropical and subtropical countries. Malaria is a lethal disease spread by mosquitoes.
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Malarone (Atovaquone/Proguanil)

Malarone contains two active ingredients, atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride. It is a preventative antimalarial prescribed when travelling to regions that pose a high risk of malaria such as tropical and subtropical countries. Malaria is a lethal disease spread by mosquitoes.


Atovaquone and Proguanil are 2 antimalarial medications. It is used for the prevention and treatment of malaria. Malaria is caused by plasmodium parasites that enter our body through a mosquito bite. Malaria disease is most common in African, South American, and South Asian countries.

Malarone (Atovaquone/Proguanil hydrochloride) is also used to treat malaria under the management of a specialist Doctor. Malaria is a life-threatening disease and a significant health risk for travellers visiting tropical countries. Atovaquone / Proguanil hydrochloride medication kills malaria parasites living inside red blood cells. Both medicines are needed for a complete cure and to prevent the return of the infection.

This medicine is highly effective when other antimalarial drugs are ineffective.

Atovaquone/Proguanil combination medication kills Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite which causes malaria. The parasite enters the bloodstream through the bite of mosquito and then grows in our red blood cells. This combination medication has proven effective, where other antimalarial medicines are not effective.

Atovaquone/Proguanil medicine kills the malaria parasites that cause the disease. This is the main benefit that taking this medicine prevents malaria disease. This medication is effective in treating malaria when other treatments fail. Therefore, Atovaquone/Proguanil can significantly reduce getting sick with malaria when you are travelling in malaria risk areas.

  • For treating Malaria
    Take one tablet daily. It is the usual recommended adult dose. Start taking tablets 1 to 2 days before you enter the malaria-risk region. Continue taking one pill daily until seven days after coming back to your home country.

  • For preventing Malaria
    For treatment of malaria, take four tablets daily for three days. This is the usual recommended dose for adults.

For child dose, ask your pharmacist. The child dose is decided based on body weight.

Malarone is a prescription medicine. When you order Malarone, our team will make sure about few things before issuing your prescription. You should not take the tablets if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. It is also essential that you tell your doctor as well as our team.

  • If you suffer from kidney disease or any other illness, or
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

You must tell your doctor if you are currently taking any over-the-counter or prescription medication, as Atovaquone / Proguanil can interfere with other types of medicines.

Atovaquone / Proguanil combination causes fewer side effects than other malaria tablets.

Very common side effects:

  • headache
  • stomach pain
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea

Less common side effects:

  • sleeping difficulty
  • unusual dreams
  • dizziness
  • loss of appetite
  • rash
  • cough

Atovaquone / Proguanil may affect blood test results. Ask our team for more details on a blood test while taking malaria tablets.

Some patients need extra care while taking medicine. So, before you start taking the tablets, you must discuss with our team:

  • If you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding.
  • If you have kidney disease.
  • If you are taking any other medicines. This includes any over-the-counter medication, herbal and complementary therapies.
  • If you are allergic to Proguanil or Atovaquone or any ingredient used in Malarone.

Malarone tablets should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light. Keep the medicine out of the reach of children. Do not store Malarone in a bathroom or near a sink. Please do not leave it in a car or on windowsills. Heat and dampness can destroy medicines.

Buy Malarone online from a trusted online pharmacy, MedsNow. Following an online medical consultation with our experienced team, the medication will be delivered conveniently to your doorstep. The online consultation is helpful to ensure that Malarone is the correct medicine for your needs.

  1. Is Atovaquone/Proguanil the same as Malarone?

    Yes. Malarone contains two antimalarial drugs, namely Atovaquone and Proguanil hydrochloride.

  2. Does atovaquone proguanil contain chloroquine?

    No. Atovaquone/Proguanil combination do not contain chloroquine.

  3. Can Malarone make you tired?

    No. Malarone is an antimalarial medication used to prevent and treat malaria.

  4. Can you take Atovaquone/Proguanil while pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Malarone is not recommended for pregnant women. However, your doctor may still prescribe this medication if necessary. While pregnant, avoid travelling to malaria-risk regions. You and your unborn baby may have some other problems. Discuss with our team the benefits and risks of taking this medication during pregnancy. It is not known whether established Atovaquone passes into breast milk. Proguanil passes into breast milk, although its effects on the baby are not known. If you are breastfeeding your baby, discuss the benefits and risks of this medicine with our team before starting the medication.

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