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Table 1 Chemoprophylaxis costs and regimens for adults visiting a malarious area in sub-Saharan Africa[7]

From: Does public subsidy of the cost of malaria chemoprophylaxis reduce imported malaria? A comparative policy analysis

Name of drug Dosage Start and length of administration Retail price 2009* Cost per traveller for a 14 day visit**
Mefloquine One tablet weekly 2-3 weeks before entering a malarious area, and four weeks after leaving £29.06 for eight tablets £32.69
Atavaquone plus proguanil (AP) One tablet daily 1-2 tablets before entering a malarious area, and for one week after leaving £50.42 for 12 tablets £96.60
Doxycycline One tablet daily 1-2 days before entering malarious area, and four weeks after leaving £3.52 for 28 100mg tablets £5.53
  1. *retail prices are based on the profit margin suggested by the National Pharmacy Association (personal communication A Tang, NPA).
  2. **the most common duration of travel of patients reported to the MRL is 14 days (unpublished data from the MRL 2004–2008).