Taking Maloff Protect

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.

Malaria prevention is without doubt the best course of action to take; however, there may be some cases when Maloff Protect isn’t the right choice for you.

Is Maloff Protect suitable for you?

If any of the below affect you, or you’re 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 40 kg/6 st 4 lbs
  • You are breastfeeding
  • You are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are trying to become pregnant
  • If you are currently taking any of the following medicines:
    • Metoclopramide (for nausea and vomiting)
    • The antibiotics tetracycline, rifampicin or rifabutin
    • 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)
  • 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)
How Maloff Protect works