Anti-Malaria Tablets

Comparing Anti-Malaria Medicines

Malarone Doxycycline Lariam
How Often To Take Once a day Once a day Once a week
Starting Treatment 1 - 2 days before entering malaria area 1 - 2 days before entering malaria area At least one week and (preferably 2 - 3 weeks) before entering malaria area
Finishing Treatment 1 week after leaving malaria area 4 weeks after leaving malaria area 4 weeks after leaving malaria area
Side effects Rare Sensitivity to sunlight, reduced effectiveness of hormonal contraception Can be severe including mood changes, anxiety and dizziness