Maloff Protect 36 Tablets
Maloff Protect 36 Tablets
Meet Maloff Protect 36 Tablets, a counter-available medication that's purpose-built for shielding from malaria. It's perfect for adults who are planning trips to places where malaria is common. The active substances in Maloff Protect, namely atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride, are trusted by the NHS for keeping malaria at bay. With no need for a prescription, this user-friendly tablet offers a handy alternative to those needing a script, making it a favourite among travellers.
- Shields from malaria
- Packed with atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride, a standout duo for keeping malaria at bay in the UK
- Ideal for adults on their way to places with malaria risk
- No prescription necessary, just pick it up over the counter
- Works best when consumed with food or a milky drink for best absorption
What is the active ingredient and how does it work?
The active ingredients in Maloff Protect are atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride. These components work in unison to eliminate malaria parasites in the body, stopping any chance of infection and hindering malaria's development.
What does the research say about this product?
Maloff Protect has earned its place as a reliable and successful malaria preventive tablet. Its active components, atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride, are a top choice in the UK for staving off malaria. Studies show that the medication eliminates malaria parasites and prevents infection when taken correctly.
How long does it take before I can see effects of the product?
Maloff Protect begins to work 1-2 days prior to travel and continues to provide protection for a week after you have left the malaria area. It's very important to take all the tablets in the course to ensure you're fully protected against malaria.
Can this product be used during pregnancy?
Maloff Protect isn't suitable for use during pregnancy, while breastfeeding, or if you're hoping to get pregnant. It's best to speak to a doctor or pharmacist about the most appropriate alternatives for malaria prevention during pregnancy.
How does this product compare to similar products from competing brands?
Maloff Protect stands alone as the only anti-malaria tablet that can be purchased without a prescription, which makes it a more flexible choice compared to alternatives that need a prescription, such as Malarone. Both Maloff Protect and Malarone contain the same active components, atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride, providing efficient protection against malaria.
What are the pack sizes available for Maloff Protect?
Maloff Protect can be bought in two pack sizes: 24 tablets (perfect for 1-2 weeks of travel) and 36 tablets (for longer journeys).
Active Ingredient: Atovaquone 250mg and Proguanil hydrochloride 100mg.
Other Ingredients: Poloxamer 188, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Low-substituted Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Povidone K30, Sodium Starch Glycolate Type A, Silica colloidal anhydrous, Magnesium Stearate, Hypromellose, Titanium Dioxide E171, Iron Oxide Red E172, Macrogol 400, Macrogol 8000.
Usage and Instructions
Adults over 18 years:
Start the course of Maloff Protect 1 or 2 days before you travel, so that the drugs are in your system, ready to fight off any malaria parasites.
Keep taking the pills at the same time every day to ensure the protection is effective until the course is finished (7 days after you return to a malaria-free area). Take Maloff Protect with food or a milky drink, where possible.
If you vomit within one hour of taking your Maloff Protect tablet, take another dose straight away. If you don't start vomiting until more than one hour after taking Maloff Protect, do not take another Maloff Protect tablet until your next dose is due, as it is likely that Maloff Protect will already be in your system.
Always check the enclosed information leaflet.
If any of the below affect you, or you are unsure about anything, consult your pharmacy:
- You are under 18 years of age (if you are under 18, you are not allowed to buy Maloff Protect from the pharmacy, but you can get a prescription for malaria protection from your doctor).
- You weigh less than 40kg/6 st 4 lbs.
- You are breastfeeding.
- You are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are trying to become pregnant.
- You suffer from depression.
- You have been diagnosed with kidney disease.
- You have been diagnosed with liver disease.
- You have been diagnosed with tuberculosis.
- You have ever had epilepsy, convulsions or fits.
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients in Maloff Protect or have previously had any side effects with this medication (check the patient information leaflet for a full list or ask your pharmacist).
If you are currently taking any of the following medicines:
- Metoclopramide (for nausea and vomiting).
- The antibiotics tetracycline, rifampicin or rifabutin.
- Indinavir (for HIV).
- Warfarin, any other coumarin-based anticoagulant, or new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) such as dabigatran etexilate, rivaroxaban, and apixaban.
- Indinavir, efavirenz, zidovudine or a boosted protease inhibitor (for HIV).
- Etoposide (for cancer).
Stop taking Maloff Protect and contact a doctor immediately if you notice any of the following symptoms.
Severe allergic reactions/signs include:
- Rash and itching.
- Sudden wheezing, tightness of the chest or throat, or difficulty breathing.
- Swollen eyelids, face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body.
Very common side effect (may affect more than 1 in 10 people) include:
- Feeling sick and being sick (nausea and vomiting).
- Stomach pain.
Other side effects may include:
- Sleeping problems (insomnia).
- Strange dreams.
- Loss of appetite.
- Allergic reactions.
- Itching (pruritus).