Malaria Prevention

Malaria prevention treatment is essential when travelling to areas with high risk of malaria. Whilst some treatments are available over-the-counter, many countries require specific prescription-only treatments. Please click below to start a consultation to access malaria preventative treatment or scroll down for further information.
Malaria is a serious infection which can be spread by mosquitoes in high risk areas. It is caused by parasites spread through the bites of female mosquitoes which causes flu-like symptoms such as high fever, sweats, chills, headaches, confusion, sickness, tiredness, loss of appetite and muscle pains. Symptoms can take time to develop and usually appear between one to three weeks after exposure. 

It is a high risk disease which if left untreated can be fatal. It is hoever, easily prevented by using prophylaxis and anti-malarial medication. 

The government provides guidance for all travellers when travelling to other countries with specific information on malaria. It is recommended to check this guidance at the fit for travel website which includes guidance on which treatment is needed for each travel destination. 
Several treatments are available for Malaria prevention which are dependent on your destination of travel and duration of stay. These include Cloroquine with Proguanil, Atovaguone with Proguanil (Malarone), Doxycyline and Mefloquine. 

Each treatment has different recomended durations, and most require to be taken for upto 4 weeks after leaving an area of risk as the parasite can remain active in the body for upto 4 weeks after being bitten by an infected mosquito. 

It is important to check your destination before you travel and get the correct treatment for the area, as using an incorrect treatment could be less effective and put you at high risk of catching malaria. Please check the guidance at the NHS fit for travel website before travelling and requesting treatment. 
There is no alternative to avoid getting malaria if bitten by mosquitoes other than prophylactic medication. 

It is recommended regardless of if medication is used, to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes by using mosquito repellents containing DEET, mosquito nets, and wearing long sleeve clothing to prevent mosquitoes reaching exposed areas of skin. 

Pharmassured offer a quick online form which you can fill if for our prescriber to assess. Our prescriber will use the information you provide, including your destination of travel and your medical history to recommend and prescribe the correct medication for your destination. Please visit the NHS fit-for-travel website to check which medication you require before starting an assessment. 

We also offer a range of mosquito repellents and products to prevent mosquito bites at our online shop aswell as other essentials for travelling to foriegn destinations. Click here to access our online shop and browse available products. 

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