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Anti-malarials
Anti-malarials
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Prescriptions for Doxycycline & Malarone.
Cheapest in the UK. Guaranteed.
  • Non-branded Malarone (Proguanil/Atovaquone)
  • Malarone
  • Doxycycline
Non-Branded Malarone (Proguanil/Atovaquone) 
Non-Branded Malarone (Proguanil/Atovaquone)
Non-Branded Malarone (Proguanil/Atovaquone)
  • £21.99
     
  • £33.99
     
  • £41.99
     
  • £49.99
     
  • £59.99
     
  • £67.99
     
  • £80.99
     
  • £109.99
     
 
Malarone Branded 100mg/250mg 
Malarone Branded 100mg/250mg
Malarone Branded 100mg/250mg
  • £53.00
     
  • £70.00
     
  • £87.00
     
  • £103.00
     
  • £125.00
     
  • £143.00
     
  • £180.99
     
  • £229.00
     
 
Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg 
Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg
Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg
  • £16.50
     
  • £17.50
     
  • £18.50
     
  • £19.50
     
  • £20.50
     
  • £21.50
     
  • £24.00
     
  • £30.00
     
 
  • Key Information
  • Effectiveness
  • Side Effects
  • Full patient info leaflet
  • Key Information
    Doxycycline is an anti-malarial medication and an antibiotic. It must be taken once daily, with food ideally in the morning or afternoon. It is the cheapest of the anti-malarials that we provide.
     
  • Treatment Duration
    Doxycycline must be started 2 days before entering the malaria-risk area and continue for 4 weeks after leaving the malaria-risk area.
     
  • Your age
    We provide this service to over 18s only. You must fill out your own assessment form and we are unable to prescribe on behalf of other people
     
  • When you should not take this medication
    If you are allergic to doxycyline or any of its ingredients you should not take this medication. if you are pregnant or breast-feeding you should also not take this medication. Certain conditions will determine whether this medication is safe for you and the consultation and doctor review of your prescription will ensure this is the case
     
  • Effectiveness
    Doxycycline is a very effective anti-malarial medication and gives nearly 100% protection if taken as described, along with other protection measures.
     
  • Effectiveness
    Doxycycline is up to 96% effective in prevention of P.falciparum and 98% for P.vivax malaria types.
     
  • Side Effects (Rare less than 1 in 1,000 people affected)
    Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Rare side effects include headache, gastro-intestinal symptoms including nausea and feeling sick, indigestion and loss of appetite. There is always a chance of allergy to medication which
     
  • Very rare side effects (less than 1 in 10,000 people affected)
    very rare side effects include abdominal pain, discoloration of teeth (usually long term use only), increased sensitivity to sunlight and muscle or joint pain
     
  • Other side effects
    There are other side effects that have been reported but their frequency is unknown and are rare. These include ringing in the ears, faster heart rate, low blood pressure, skin irritation, gut, liver or pancreas inflammation.
     
  • Allergy
    You should stop using this medication if you develop signs of a serious allergy. Symptoms include swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue or difficulty breathing. Other symptoms may include diarrhoea, cramps, severe burning, peeling of skin or itching. You should seek medical attention from a health professional as soon as possible. This is a precautionary message for people taking any new medicine.
     
  • Check the Patient Information Leaflet
    Check the Patient Information Leaflet for more information on potential side effects.
     
  • Reporting Side Effects
    You can report side effects directly to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) via the link www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
     
Do You Need Protection?

Visit TravelHealthPro 
to check the anti-malarials you need in the country you're travelling to. If your risk is low, provided you take adequate bite prevention, then you should not require anti-malarial medication. 


Travel for the Soul.
But stay Safe. Medications are extremely effective, but don't offer full protection. Preventing bites is your best form of protection. Clothing to cover skin will prevent bites, especially around sunset.

Insect Repellent (20-50% DEET) & Insecticides will reduce the chance of being bitten. Mosquito nets will create a barrier at night time and air conditioning in rooms help to make the environment uninhabitable as mosquitos thrive in warm temperatures.

We are cheaper than travel clinics. 
So, why pay more?
The Doctor Service provides two treatments for malaria, which are the most popular, very well tolerated and easy to use.

Doxycycline & Malarone
Doxycycline
Doxycycline must be taken once daily with food in the morning or afternoon. It must be started 2 days before entering the malaria-risk area and continue for 4 weeks after leaving. 

Malarone (Atovaquone & Proguanil)
Malarone contains a combination of two medications that prevent malaria, Proguanil and Atovaquone. It comes in an unbranded form too, which has the same ingredients and is much cheaper. 

It works by killing any malaria parasites that enter the blood stream if you are bitten by an infected mosquito. You need to take the medication two days before entering the malaria zone and for just 7 days only after leaving. 

Effectiveness
Both Doxycycline & Malarone (branded & unbranded) give more than 95% protection if taken as advised, along with other protection measures.
Key Safety Information
Side Effects
Like all medicines, both these medicines can come with potential side effects. For the most part they are well tolerated. Check the Patient Information Leaflets for full safety information and Side Effect profiles on the medicines. 

If you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy you should not use either of these medications. There have been occasional reports of lower mood with use of Malarone so if this occurs to you then you should stop this medication and seek further medical advice. 

You should report side effects directly to the MHRA. We recommend you let us know too.

Patient Information Leaflets
Proguanil/Atovaquone Medication Leaflet

Doxycycline Medication Leaflet


The use of antibiotics
Antibiotics can do more harm than good when prescribed or taken incorrectly. Read more about our advice on antibiotic use here.

Malaria Symptoms
If you develop symptoms of malaria 
within one year of being in a malaria zone then you should seek further medical advice as soon as possible.
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