Malarone

Malaria is a serious disease, which may be lethal if left untreated. If you’re planning to travel, you should research whether the place you’re visiting is a hub for malaria, so that you can find a way to protect yourself.

Malarone is a medication that you can take to prevent or treat malaria. Get to know more about this drug by reading this article.

  • Effective malaria prevention and treatment
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  • Kills the Plasmodium falciparum
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What is Malarone? 

Malarone is composed of two active ingredients: atovaquone and proguanil. It treats and prevents malaria, which develops from the bite of Anopheles mosquitoes. The parasite gets into the body and dwells in tissues like red blood cells. Based on its function, it belongs to antimalarial medications.

How does Malarone work? 

Malarone eradicates the parasite called P. falciparum that causes to malaria. It stands out among its counterparts as it’s proven to be effective.

What are the benefits of using Malarone? 

The major benefit that you can get from Malarone is putting an end to malaria. Since it kills the parasite, prevention follows as this illness will no longer spread. It can also be combined with other medications when treating malaria.

How is Malarone used? 

Your doctor will advise you on how to take Malarone. It’s ingested after mixing it with a milk drink or food that has fat content. If you vomited within an hour of taking it, you need to have another round of Malarone.

Frequent vomiting should be reported to your doctor as a new prescription of antimalarial medicine is necessary in this case. 

Malarone is a tablet that you have to swallow whole and avoid chewing. Some people will have trouble swallowing the whole tablet. The solution for this is crushing it into bits, which can then be mixed with milk. After making the mixture, consume it right away. There’s no need to save some parts for later use.

What is the dosage of Malorone? 

Malarone contains atovaquone (250 mg) and proguanil (100 mg). The usual dose for the prevention of malaria is a single tablet to be taken by mouth once a day. You have to do this a day or two before going to affected areas. The intake of Malarone should be continued for 7 days after you leave the area. When it’s for treatment, you typically need to take 4 tablets for 3 days.

The right dosage will depend on your medical condition and response to the treatment. It’s different as well when you take it for prevention. Malarone is safe for children and the dose is based on their body weight.

There may be some time that you forget about the schedule of taking this medicine. Once you remember it, take it straight away. If you realize you’ve missed a dose only a few minutes away from the next one, just take one. It’s not advisable to take the double dosage in a short time frame. You can also consult with your doctor if this happens.

This medicine should be kept at room temperature and out of children’s reach. Protect it from light and moisture too.

What are the warnings and precautionary measures? 

Before taking these anti-malaria tablets, make sure you inform your doctor about your existing medical conditions and full medical history.

If you have or have had any of the following, it is best to ask your doctor for another malaria medication:

  • Allergies or hypersensitivity to atovaquone, proguanil hydrochloride, or any of Malarone’s ingredients
  • Severe kidney disease
  • A child that weighs less than 11 kilograms or 24 pounds

Other medications may affect or be affected by Malarone. Inform your doctor about your current prescription and OTC medications. If you’re using any of these drugs, notify your doctor beforehand:

  • Metoclopramide – nausea and vomiting treatment
  • Tetracycline, rifampicin, and rifabutin
  • Efavirenz or certain highly active protease-inhibitors for HIV treatment
  • Warfarin and medicines to cease blood clotting
  • Etoposide – cancer treatment

Aside from these, you should also not take Malarone if you are pregnant unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. If you are breastfeeding, this malaria medication is not suitable for you as it can pass through breast milk. Consult your doctor for the appropriate malaria prevention or treatment before taking any medication.

An effect of taking this medication is dizziness; if you experience it after taking Malarone, it is best to avoid driving or operating machinery. As always, inform your doctor all about your health and changes you may experience while under this treatment.

Like any medication, Malarone can also cause unwanted side effects, although not everyone who is taking it can experience them.

If you experience any of these severe side effects, contact your doctor immediately:

Severe allergic reactions:

  • Rash and itching
  • Unforeseen wheezing, tightness of the chest or throat, or difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, tongue or other body parts

Severe skin reactions:

  • Skin rash, which looks like small targets and may blister
  • A severe widespread rash with blisters and peeling skin, occurring around the mouth, nose, eyes and genitals

If these side effects arise, stop using the medication immediately and inform your doctor.

Here are some of the common and uncommon side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Fever
  • Itchy rash
  • Cough
  • Anxiety
  • Palpitations
  • Mouth swelling and redness
  • Hair loss
  • Itchy, bumpy rash

Read the patient information leaflet included in the package and ask your doctor for other side effects that may not be included in this list.

You can only buy Malarone with a prescription from your doctor. Once you have the prescription, you can buy Malarone at your nearest supplier. You can also buy it online, but online treatment suppliers will require you to undergo a consultation to ensure it’s a suitable medication for you.