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Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.
It contains the active ingredients proguanil hydrochloride and atovaquone. These ingredients work together in specific enzymes that help with the multiplication of the malaria parasite in the body. If the malaria parasite can't spread, it can't cause an infection that can lead to serious symptoms.
If the treatment is used prophylactically, the treatment should be given enough time to build up to a sufficient level in your bloodstream, which is why it's normally recommended that you start taking it before you leave on your travels and that you keep on taking it while you are there.
This medication is widely used, but it's generally not advised to take it if you have severe kidney disease or if you are breastfeeding. You should also ensure that you mention to your doctor any other existing medical conditions or medications that you may be taking, if they aren't aware of this already. This will ensure that the drug will only be prescribed if it's right for you.
The usual dose is a single tablet daily for two days before you travel. This dose should be continued for the entire duration of your stay and then seven days after your return. It's not recommended that you take Malarone for too long, which is why you should inform your doctor if your trip is going to be longer than a total of 28 days.
To aid absorption of the medication and reduce the risk of side effects such as nausea and headaches, this drug should be taken alongside a meal or with a milky drink.
Malarone can cause side effects, but this doesn't mean that they will affect everyone who takes it. People who are sensitive to the active ingredients may experience headaches or nausea, both of which can be avoided by taking this treatment with food. Other more serious side effects are extremely rare, but you should seek medical help if you start to experience anything more worrying or bothersome.
121doc offers a safe and convenient way to get the treatment you need so that you can prepare for your travels. Just ensure that you complete the confidential consultation form that makes up part of the ordering process and our doctor will review your suitability to take Malarone. If our doctor feels that this medication is safe for you to take, they will provide a prescription, which will be passed directly to our pharmacy, from where it will be shipped for the next day delivery. If Malarone is not the correct medication for you then visit our travel health page where you can find other malaria treatments such as Doxycycline and Palurine.
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Every order starts with an online consultation. We will ask you medical questions to make sure only treatment that is safe and effective is prescribed. We take into account your lifestyle, health and any other medications you’re currently using.
The consultation is completely free, and takes between 5 and 10 minutes of your time.
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As soon as you place the order, one of our doctors will review your consultation. On working days, this usually takes around one hour.
If the doctor has any additional questions, you will receive a phone call and an email. We understand you might be at work or busy. Our customer service representatives are always discreet and can call back at a more convenient time if necessary.
Our emails never contain any personal or medical information, only a link to your private account on our website (where you will find your messages).
Once our pharmacy receives your prescription, you will get a second email with your package tracking code.
All orders include next-day delivery. Alternatively, you can select a delivery date that suits you better.
We also provide a free UPS Access Point service. Pick up your package from one of many collection points across the UK.
With your tracking code, you will know the estimated delivery time. All we need is your signature (or a friend‘s or relative’s).
All parcels are plainly labelled; there is no logo or any indication of its contents. Inside, you will find your treatment as well as a patient leaflet in your chosen language.
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There are no sign-up fees with this service. Plus, you get a 10% discount off all future prescriptions, increasing to 15% after six orders!