One tablet daily with food or a milky drink at about the same time each day.
Start taking the tablets 1-2 days before you enter the malaria area and continue until one week after you leave.
Side effects with Malarone are less common and severe than other anti-malaria drugs.
Side effects may include: rashes, abdominal pain, headaches, anorexia, nausea, diarrhoea, dizziness, change in sleep pattern, coughing and mouth ulcers.
Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. If malaria is not diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal.
Malaria is found in more than 100 countries, mainly in tropical regions of the world including:
Malaria is not a problem in the UK. More information about the risk of malaria in specific countries can be found on the Fit for Travel website.
There may be alternative anti-malarial tablets that are suitable for your trip.
Always check your destination(s) on http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/ to determine which malaria tablets are suitable for your trip.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment. View patient information leaflet.