Malaria Tablets

Malaria Tablets

Preventing Malaria

There's a significant risk of getting malaria if you travel to an affected area. It's very important you take precautions to prevent the disease.

There's currently no vaccine available that offers protection against malaria, so it's very important to take antimalarial medication to reduce your chances of getting the disease.

To check whether you need to take preventative malaria treatment for the countries you're visiting, see the Fit for Travel or National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) websites.


The table below shows the different products we offer and how they compare:

Doxycycline
Doxycycline
Malarone
Malarone
Paludrine/ Avloclor
Paludrine/ Avloclor
Lariam
Lariam
Active Ingredient doxycycline atovaquone/ proguanil proguanil/ chloroquine Mefloquine hydrochloride
Product type Capsules Film-coated tablets Film-coated tablets Film-coated tablets
Time taken before 1 or 2 weeks 1 or 2 days 1 or 2 days 1 or 2 days
Time taken after 4 weeks 1 week 4 weeks 1 week
Effect of food Take with meals Take with meals Take with meals Take with meals
Distinguishing features Can use for 2 years Available for children Can use during pregnancy Available for children
Price per unit N/A N/A N/A N/A

Doxycycline

Doxycycline hyclate 100mg Long Trip | from £4.25 per Week

Long Trip
6 Weeks (£4.83 per Week ) £29.00
8 Weeks (£4.25 per Week ) £34.00
10 Weeks (£4.7 per Week ) £47.00
12 Weeks (£4.33 per Week ) £52.00

Doxycycline hyclate 100mg Short Trip | from £6.5 per Week

Short Trip
1 Weeks (£17 per Week ) £17.00
2 Weeks (£11 per Week ) £22.00
3 Weeks (£8 per Week ) £24.00
4 Weeks (£6.5 per Week ) £26.00

Malarone

Atovaquone 250mg / Proguanil hydrochloride 100mg Long Trip | from £9.66 per Week

Long Trip
5 Weeks (£10.64 per Week ) £53.20
6 Weeks (£10.26 per Week ) £61.55
8 Weeks (£9.66 per Week ) £77.25
12 Weeks (£9.8 per Week ) £117.65

Atovaquone 250mg / Proguanil hydrochloride 100mg Short Trip | from £11.21 per Week

Short Trip
1 Weeks (£19.8 per Week ) £19.80
2 Weeks (£14.08 per Week ) £28.15
3 Weeks (£12.17 per Week ) £36.50
4 Weeks (£11.21 per Week ) £44.85

Paludrine/ Avloclor

Proguanil Hydrochloride tablets 100mg / Chloroquine Phosphate tablets 250mg | from £0.12 per Tablet

112 Tablets (£0.12 per Tablet ) £13.00

Lariam

Mefloquine hydrochloride 250 mg | from £3 per Tablet

250 mg
8 Tablets (£3 per Tablet ) £23.99