Do you have to have a prescription for malaria tablets?
Malarone is not available over the counter. It is a prescription medication and a doctor needs to confirm that it is suitable for you and that it will protect you from malaria at all locations on your travel itinerary. You can get your prescription and medication online from Superdrug Online Doctor.
Dosage – the dose is 100mg daily as a tablet or capsule. You should start the tablets two days before you travel and take them each day you're in a risk area, and for four weeks after you return.
- Doxycycline can be used for the prevention of malaria in travelers to malaria-endemic areas and is a good option for areas with chloroquine or multidrug-resistant P. falciparum. For prophylaxis, doxycycline is taken once daily beginning 1–2 days before travel, while in malarious areas, and for 4 weeks after leaving.
- Malaria occurs in more than 100 countries and territories. About half of the world's population is at risk. Large areas of Africa and South Asia and parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania are considered areas where malaria transmission occurs.
- Hi malarone is not an antibiotic. It is a combination of the antimalarial agents atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride. Sometimes Doxcycllin is used which is also used as an anitbiotic.
Updated: 2nd October 2019