For adults, the standard dose of Malarone for treating malaria is four of the 250/100-mg tablets, taken once daily for three days. For children, the amount will depend on the child's weight; the adult dosage is usually given for a child weighing over 88 pounds. To prevent malaria, Malarone must be taken before, during, and after travel to a malaria zone.
An Introduction to Dosing With MalaroneThe dose of Malarone® (atovaquone/proguanil) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on few factors, including:
- Whether you are taking the medication to prevent or to treat malaria
- Your weight (in children).
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
What Is the Malarone Dosage for Treating Malaria?The standard dosage for treating malaria in adults is four tablets of Malarone 250/100 mg, which provides 1000 mg of atovaquone and 400 mg of proguanil, once a day for three days. The standard dose in children is based on the child's weight. Children weighing over 40 kg (88 pounds) are given the adult dose. As with adults, children take Malarone once a day for three days.
What Is the Malarone Dosage for Preventing Malaria?The standard dose for malaria prevention in adults is Malarone 250/100 mg, one tablet once a day. Treatment usually begins one to two days before entering a malaria area, daily while in the area, and for seven days after returning.
The usual dosage for preventing malaria in children is based on the child's weight. Children who weigh more than 40 kg (88 pounds) are given the adult dose. Just like adults, children will need to take Malarone before, during, and after travel to prevent malaria.