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Paludrine and Avloclor

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How to buy Paludrine/Avloclor online?

Malaria tablets are essential when travelling abroad to even low risk areas of the world. Paludrine/Avloclor are proven effective [1] to prevent you from contracting the malaria virus when used correctly. Taken in the form of oral tablets before, during and after your trip, Paludrine/Avloclor is easy to take and available to buy in either a four-week or eight-week dosage depending on the length of your holiday or trip. In just one dosage of 100mg and 250mg, Paludrine/Avloclor is two varying tablets (Paludrine tablets AND Avloclor tablets) that are taken differently. This is detailed below and available in the patient leaflet attached at the right of this page.

Whether you have run out of time to visit the doctors and pharmacy face-to-face or medication has slipped your mind, you needn't going away with the worry of catching malaria. Order from OnlineClinic before 4.30pm and you will receive your dosage the very next day free of charge. All medication is proven [1] and supplied straight to your door so you can continue packing with ease.

What is Paludrine/Avloclor?

Paludrine/Avloclor is used to help significantly decrease your chances of contracting the malaria parasite when heading abroad for whatever reason. This treatment option varies slightly from other antimalarials in the sense that it is in fact two types of tablets, which are taken in slightly different amount week-by-week.

Paludrine/Avloclor is used for mild to high-risk areas around the world including India. If you happen to be bitten by a mosquito with the malaria virus, this medication can halt the spread to allow your body to fight back. Paludrine/Avloclor is also effective against the chloroquine strain of malaria.

Short facts about Paludrine/Avloclor
How to take

Paludrine/Avloclor is taken over the course of your trip abroad, however should also be taken at least 1 week before and up to 4 weeks after as well. 2 Paludrine tablets are taken at the same time daily while 2 Avloclor tablets are taken at the same time once a week.

How it works

Paludrine/Avloclor contains 2 active ingredients (proguanil hydrochloride and chloroquine phosphate) to prevent you from contracting the malaria parasite and attacking the parasite if it happens to enter your bloodstream. It is also for mild to high-risk areas.


Paludrine/Avloclor is proven [1] to be highly effective when taken correctly, especially in low to medium risk areas of the world. Always taken for the correct length of time for maximum efficiency.


Paludrine/Avloclor is in a dosage of 100mg of Paludrine and 250mg of Avloclor.

Side effects

Side effects of Paludrine/Avloclor are unfamiliar but if they do occur can include headaches, mouth ulcers or stomach upsets.

How does Paludrine/Avloclor work?

Paludrine/Avloclor is a dual treatment consisting of two different tablets that work in slightly distinctive ways.

Paludrine tablets contain the active ingredient proguanil hydrochloride that works as a malaria prevention to stop malaria from spreading. Avloclor tablets contain the active ingredient chloroquine phosphate that works by attacking the parasite if it enters into your bloodstream. This means that, if you happen to contract the virus, both Paludrine and Avloclor will fight and prevent the parasite from spreading, allowing your body's immune system to fight of the parasite.

How to take Paludrine/Avloclor?

Paludrine/Avloclor tablets vary in how they're taken as they have a different dosage and perform differently to protect you against malaria:


  • Take two Paludrine tablets every day at the same time


  • Take two Avloclor tablets once a week, on the same day every week

How long do I take the medication for?

Paludrine/Avloclor should be taken for at least one week before your trip and a maximum of four weeks after your trip depending on doctor recommendation. That means you must have a maximum of five weeks excluding your actual holiday/trip.

If you miss a dosage, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is a Paludrine tablet and it's nearer your next dosage, then skip it and continue as normal (never double up on the dosage to compensate).

Whilst Paludrine/Avloclor is a highly effective treatment, there are some prevention tactics to avoid being bitten. For example, wearing long sleeves and trousers, applying insect spray and sleeping with a mosquito net intact.


There is only one dose of Paludrine/Avloclor available to buy in the UK and that is 100mg of Paludrine and 250mg of Avloclor.

Side effects and precautions

Side effects of Paludrine/Avloclor can occur, however as the medication is only taken short-term, these tend to be temporary. Paludrine/Avloclor also happens to be a small dosage so side effects are rare and mild, if experienced at all. In addition, side effects are usually manageable and a much better option than catching the malaria parasite. If you do experience side effects, these can include headaches, mouth ulcers, stomach upsets or a rash. As you begin this medication at least a week in advance, if you're experiencing side effects that you feel will interfere with the quality of your trip abroad, then consult your doctor or a medical professional before heading off.

Most people can buy Paludrine/Avloclor tablets without any precaution worries, however you will not be recommended it if you are, have or have had:

  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Severe gut disorders
  • Porphyrias
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • History of epilepsy

If you are taking certain medications, please mention all of these in your consultation as certain types can interfere with Paludrine/Avloclor tablets. You should also seek different malaria treatment if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.

Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.

Treatment Information
Treatment Information
Product Name: Paludrine & Avloclor
Active Ingredient(s): Chloroquine Phosphate and Proguanil Hydrochloride
Manufacturer: AstraZeneca
Administration: Oral
Presentation: Tablets
Available Dosage: 100 mg/ 200 mg
Exemption: Subject to medical prescription
Application: Men and women over 18 travelling aboard
Posology: Start taking 1 week before your trip and continue taking until 4 weeks after your return
Description: This treatment pack contains two types of anti-malarials used to prevent malaria when travelling abroad
Drug class: Antimalarials
Alcohol consumption: Can cause side effects - take caution or avoid alcohol consumption, seek a GP for further advice
When breastfeeding: Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
When pregnant: Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
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