Malaria tablets (antimalarial treatment)

Malaria is a serious disease, spread by mosquitoes, and is widespread in many tropical and subtropical countries. There is no vaccination, so it is highly recommended that you take malaria tablets if you are visiting an area at risk.

About malaria

  • What is malaria

    Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. When they sting, a parasite they carry is transferred to your blood. If it is not diagnosed and properly treated it can be fatal. Malaria can be treated, but certain types of the disease can recur, affecting you for life. This is why prevention is so important if you are travelling to a malaria risk area.

  • Preventing malaria

    Stopping mosquitoes from biting you is the first way to prevent malaria – wear long-sleeved clothes in the evening when mosquitoes are most active, and wear 70% DEET insect repellent.

    If you are stung, the only way to avoid malaria is if you have been taking anti-malaria tablets. You must start taking these before reaching the malaria risk area for them to be most effective.

  • Which treatment to choose

    The treatment you need depends on where you are travelling. Visit Fit For Travel and search your destination – this will tell you which active ingredients are effective against the malaria in that region. If you are travelling a long way, you may need more than one type of tablet.

  • Our malaria clinic

    Request the pack size you require, based on the length of your trip, and complete your consultation questionnaire. We will use this information to assess whether the requested treatment is safe and suitable for you to take. Select collection or delivery at checkout.

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