Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Brand name: Malarone 250/100 TM

Active ingredients: atovaquone + proguanil

What it is used for

Malarone is indicated for the treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in adults and children aged 3 years or older. INDICATIONS AS AT 1 NOVEMBER 2001: "Prophylaxis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in individuals weighing >40kg". This approval is based on the evaluation of the information and data provided with the original letter of application and with any subsequent correspondence and submissions relating to the application. INDICATIONS AS AT 13 JANUARY 2003: Prophylaxis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in adults and children 11kg and over; Treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in adults and children aged 3 years or older.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

ROUND, BICONVEX, PINK, FILM-COATED TABLET, BRANDED 'GX CM3'

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient atovaquone + proguanil

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Download leaflet

For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

Back to top back to top

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo