How does Maloff Protect work?
Although Maloff Protect is a preventative measure it cannot prevent the parasite entering the bloodstream but it can prevent malaria by killing the parasite when it is in the blood. If taken correctly, the active ingredients in this medicine can prevent malaria developing if you were to be bitten by a mosquito and infected with the parasite known as Plasmodium falciparum which causes malaria.
Who should take Maloff Protect?
If you’re visiting any country that has a high risk of malaria then you should take preventative medicines to help you fight malaria should you catch it. Therefore, Maloff Protect is suitable for any adult traveller providing it has been deemed suitable for you to take by your doctor. Maloff Protect is suitable for both men and women over the age of 18.
Who is Maloff Protect not suitable for?
This medication may not be suitable for some people for a number of reasons, usually because of interaction with other medication or health conditions. You should consult with our online doctors before being prescribed this medication to determine your suitability. Women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding may also not be suitable to take Maloff Protect.
Can I take Maloff Protect if I’m pregnant?
It’s not recommended that you take this medicine if you’re pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding unless it has been prescribed to you by a doctor. Your doctor can weigh up the risks and benefits of taking this medicine and ensure that it is safe for you to take and won’t harm your baby.
Maloff Protect and health conditions
Maloff Protect is not suitable for people with certain medical conditions. If you have any existing medical conditions or a history of medical conditions you should discuss these with a doctor to ensure that there isn’t a risk of this medicine causing side effects or worsening your condition. You should not take Maloff Protect if you have kidney disease or liver disease, or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medicine including atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride. Allergies to medicine or any other substance are serious, and severe reactions can be life-threatening and will need urgent medical care. Unless you have been prescribed this medicine you should not take it if you have ever had epilepsy or fits and convulsions, or if you have depression or tuberculosis.
Taking Maloff malaria tablets with other medication
Before starting this medicine it’s important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you’re taking any other medication, this is to ensure that there is no risk of drug interaction or side effects. To avoid interaction between drugs do not take Maloff Protect if you’re currently taking the following medicines:
- Medicine to treat cancer known as etoposide
- Medicine to treat nausea and vomiting
- Antibiotics such as tetracycline, rifampicin or rifabutin
- HIV medicines - indinavir, efavirenz, zidovudine, or protease inhibitors
- Warfarin, other coumarin based anticoagulants, or new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) such as dabigatran etexilate, rivaroxaban, and apixaban
To avoid side effects always check that your medicines do not interact with each other.
When to take antimalarial tablets
When you take antimalarials and how long for is crucial to ensuring you get the full effect of the medicine and full protection. We’ve put together a visual to help you remember the process of taking antimalarial drugs:
How to take Maloff Protect
Taking this medicine exactly how your doctor or pharmacist has instructed you too is vital for full protection from malaria. Taking this medicine while you’re in a malaria-endemic area won’t fully cover you, you must also take this medicine before and after your stay. Start this medicine 1 to 2 days before you travel and then continue to take it at the same time each day for the duration of your stay. It’s advised that you take the tablet with food or a milky drink to help the ingredients absorb. Once you’re back from your travels and out of the malaria area you should still continue to take this medicine for 7 days. The usual dose is one tablet to be taken once a day. Ensure you complete the full course to ensure full protection from the disease.
Maloff Protect side effects
All medicines have side effects, including antimalarial drugs. However, not everyone will experience these side effects, common side effects may affect 1 in 10 people and rare side effects may affect 1 in 1,000 people. If you experience any of the following side effects you should see a GP as soon as possible as you may need to stop taking this medication and try another antimalarial to protect you against malaria.
Common side effects
The most common side effects of Maloff Protect which may affect around 1 in 10 people include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach pain
- Insomnia/unusual dreams
- Loss of appetite
Uncommon/rare side effects
Rare side effects occur less frequently, affecting around 1 in 100 or 1 in 1,000 people for the rarer side effects. These side effects include:
- Swelling and redness of the mouth
- Hives on the skin
- Hair loss
This is not an exhaustive list of side effects, you may experience other symptoms which may be a side effect of taking this medicine. If you experience any negative changes to your health while taking this medicine you should stop taking it and consult a doctor as soon as possible.
You should be particularly aware of allergic reaction to this medicine as this is a side effect. Allergic reactions can be serious and life-threatening, and will need urgent medical help. Symptoms to look out for include a rash and itching, possibly blistering or peeling of the skin, as well as difficulty breathing and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and eyes.
How to stay protected against malaria
Taking antimalarials is one of the best methods of protection from this disease, however, avoiding a bite is the most effective protection. There are additional ways you can protect yourself and if you need to stop taking your antimalarial medicine due to side effects you should use these methods as much as possible. This involves using insect repellent on the skin, wearing clothing that covers exposed skin, sleeping under a mosquito net, keeping windows and doors closed at sunset, keeping the room cool, and spraying the room with insecticide.
Are malaria prevention tablets effective?
Malaria prevention tablets such as Maloff Protect can effectively protect against malaria by fighting and killing the parasite as long as the medicine has been taken correctly. For it to be effective and do its job of protection it needs to be taken before, during, and after visiting a high-risk malaria area. It’s also most effective at preventing malaria when used in combination with the above methods.
Can you buy Maloff Protect and other malaria tablets online?
Yes, you can buy this medicine and other anti-malaria tablets such as Malarone safely online at Doctor-4-U. Maloff Protect can now be bought without a prescription making it easier to get protected against malaria, particularly when bought online. Doctor-4-U makes ordering Maloff Protect online safe, convenient, and fast. We have GMC registered online doctors ready to review your suitability for this medicine via an online medical questionnaire that is completed by you. Once you have been deemed safe to take this medication it will be dispensed by our UK-based pharmacy and delivered to your address via a tracked courier service.
How is my order shipped to me?
When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging that’s eco-friendly. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.