Discontinuation of proguanil and of chloroquine plus proguanil travel pack antimalarial tablets
10 Jul 2023
Production of Paludrine (proguanil hydrochloride) and of Paludrine plus Avloclor (proguanil hydrochloride, chloroquine phosphate) anti-malarial Travel Pack have been discontinued in the UK. This is an important change as there remain a small number of countries with a risk of malaria where proguanil tablets might still be recommended.
- Please note that supplies of Avloclor (chloroquine phosphate) and Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil) are not affected.
As a result of these medicines being withdrawn, the antimalarial tablets that are recommended for some countries will be updated to include alternative effective tablet options.
Advice for travellers
- Atovaquone/proguanil OR doxycycline OR mefloquine are all prescription-only medicines.
- For tailored advice on your personal risk of malaria and the suitability of antimalarial tablets, you should make an appointment with a travel health professional.
See the fitfortravel malaria section for further information.