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Malarone Patient assistance program

Is your Malarone medication too expensive? Start receiving your medication for only $49 per month.*

Complete a free online enrollment application to find out if you’re eligible to pay only $49 per month for your Malarone medication with our help.

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    Convenient: Your medication is delivered straight to your door
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    Ongoing refills: Your medication is refilled automatically
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    Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
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    Ongoing refills: We request your medication refills on your behalf

NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.

An introduction to NiceRx

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How it works

  • Apply Online

    Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible.

  • Qualification

    NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are qualified. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free and you only pay our service fee.

  • Upload Documents

    You may be required to submit further information and documents required by the pharmaceutical company which can be securely uploaded online.

  • Application Created

    Your application is created and sent to your doctor for signature. At this stage, you will be billed $49 and will not be billed again until you receive your first medication delivery.

  • Receive Medication

    Your application is sent to the pharmaceutical company. You will be billed again once you receive your medication. We handle the entire ordering process including requesting ongoing refills.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Malarone cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Malarone patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 per month for each medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Malarone prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Malarone patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Malarone patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which is set by the pharmaceutical companies, however the factors considered by most programs are:

  • I am a permanent, legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico
  • I am uninsured or my insurance doesn’t cover my medication
  • I meet certain income eligibility requirements

How do I apply for the Malarone patient assistance program?

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Malarone patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Malarone. We will also ask for details about your healthcare provider, insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Malarone assistance, we will handle the application process for you. We will work directly with your healthcare provider to prepare your application documents. Once we have received the signed application and supporting documents, we will submit them to the patient assistance program on your behalf. Our service continues once you are enrolled in the Malarone patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Malarone medication refills for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx a Malarone coupon provider?

We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Malarone patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Malarone manufacturer coupons, Malarone discounts, or free Malarone samples. We are not a Malarone coupon provider or Malarone discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.

Can NiceRx help me get Malarone cheaper if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you to access Malarone patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Malarone medication or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may also be able to help you if you do not have insurance. Please apply online to find out more.

How much does Malarone cost without insurance?

Malarone cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Malarone oral tablets (250 mg-100 mg) usually cost $180 for 24 tablets. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

How much does Malarone cost with insurance?

The copay for Malarone with insurance depends on the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out how much this is, your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Malarone?

Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil) is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. It is an antimalarial drug used for the prophylaxis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection, and in areas where chloroquine resistance has been identified, and for the treatment of acute, uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria.

What doses of Malarone are available?

Malarone is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 250 mg atovaquone and 100 mg proguanil hydrochloride. It is also available as Malarone Pediatric tablets, in the following doses 62.5 mg atovaquone and 25 mg proguanil hydrochloride. The tablets are round, film-coated, tablet embossed with “GX CM3.

Malarone tablets should be taken with food or a milky drink. Start prophylactic treatment 1 or 2 days before entering a malaria area. Continue daily for the duration of the stay and for 7 days after return. Adults will take one tablet daily, pediatric patients’ dosage is based on body weight.

No medication is 100% effective in the treatment or prevention of malaria. Use protective clothing, insect repellents, and mosquito netting to also prevent mosquito bites that could cause malaria.

Do not use Malarone for the prophylaxis of malaria in patients with severe renal impairment and use it with caution for the treatment of malaria in patients with severe renal impairment. Read the full drug information provided and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Malarone active ingredients

Malarone contains atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride as the active ingredients. Atovaquone is classified as a selective inhibitor of parasite mitochondrial electron transport.

Malarone side effects

The most common side effects of Malarone in clinical trials include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Oral ulcers
  • Headache, dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Cough
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, anorexia
  • Pruritus

In rare instances, Malarone can cause more serious side effects. These can include:

  • Neutropenia, anemia, pancytopenia
  • Elevated liver laboratory tests and cases of hepatitis and hepatic failure requiring liver transplantation

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Malarone against your risk of adverse events. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Malarone to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Malarone drug interactions

Malarone can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Rifampin or rifabutin
  • Warfarin and other coumarin-based anticoagulants
  • Tetracycline may reduce atovaquone concentrations
  • Metoclopramide

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Malarone. Tell your healthcare provider about any over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary or herbal supplements that you are currently taking.

Malarone contraindications

You should not use Malarone if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredients atovaquone or proguanil hydrochloride
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Malarone

Talk to your doctor before using Malarone if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Malarone
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Malarone generic

Malarone is the trademark brand name for atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. A generic version of atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Malarone savings through NiceRx.

*Qualifying persons may obtain medications directly from patient assistance programs without any out-of-pocket cost (or for less than $49 per medication). However, our monthly flat rate of just $49 per medication spares you the hassle of tracking the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program. Subject to medication availability.

Enrollees enjoy a full-service solution, as NiceRx assists them and their physicians with the entire process. We prepare all required documents for the physician to sign, help enrollees manage all prescription refills, monitor eligibility criteria, and maintain enrollment.

**If you do not receive medications because you were determined to be ineligible for the prescription assistance by the applicable pharmaceutical companies and you have a letter of denial, we will refund any fees you paid toward medications for which you did not qualify to receive prescription assistance (“Refund”).

To receive a refund, you must send the letter of denial to us by fax to 888-517-7444, or by e-mail to [email protected] within 30 days of your receipt of such letter. The Refund is your sole and exclusive remedy for any fees you may wish to dispute.

The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.