Our expert says:
I think the safest would be Malanil, taken once daily with food starting two days before arrival and continuing through the trip and for seven days after departure. Side-effects, which are typically mild, may include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, or dizziness. Serious side effects are rare. For children, the dosage is 3/4 pediatric pill each day for those weighing 8-10 kg, one pediatric pill daily for those weighing 10-20 kg, two pediatric pills daily for those weighing 20-30 kg, and three pediatric pills daily for those weighing 30-40 kg. Children weighing more than 40 kg (88 pounds) should be given the adult dosage. Malarone is not recommended for use in pregnant or lactating women, in children weighing less than 5 kg (11 pounds), or in those with renal insufficiency. It is slightly more expensive than the other anti malarials but is easier (and shorter) to take and has less side effects.
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