Malarone belongs to a group of medicines called antimalarials. It contains two active ingredients,
atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride.
What Malarone is used for
Malarone has two uses:
- to prevent malaria
- to treat malaria
Dosage instructions for each use are in Section 3, How to take Malarone.
Malaria is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, which passes the malaria parasite (Plasmodium
falciparum) into the bloodstream. Malarone prevents malaria by killing this parasite. For people who
are already infected with malaria, Malarone also kills these parasites.