What is Malaria?
Malaria is a very serious tropical disease that is found in more than 100 countries around the world. It is common in parts of African and Asia, the Middle East, Dominican Republic, Haiti and other locations. It is spread by mosquitoes and can be fatal if it is not diagnosed and treated in time.
Medicne to Prevent Malaria
Malaria prevention tablets will be prescribed to be taken before you travel to a high risk area, giving the tablets time to take effect in your system, helping you to fight off the malaria disease should you contract it while you are abroad.
Order anti-malaria tablets online today. We offer a range of treatments with next day delivery options.
Symptoms of Malaria
- High temperatures of 38C or above
- Muscle pains
- Shivering and feeling feverish
If you have been bitten by an infected mosquito, these symptoms generally begin to show around a week to 18 days later. Typically, the symptoms appear in cycles of 2 days, fluctuating between feeling cold and shivering and then feeling severely fatigued. In some instances, your symptoms may not appear for up to a year, or even longer in rare cases.
Buying Malaria treatment online
Malaria treatment consists of medication to kill the parasites that are present in your bloodstream. Anti-malaria tablets are available to buy from Medicine Direct following a consultation with an online doctor, who will prescribe the tablets they believe to be the most suitable to treat your case.
Between 7 days to yearly courses of either 50 mg or 100 mg doses of this treatment can be ordered. Following your online consultation, our doctor will prescribe the course most suitable for your needs and length of holiday.
Between 7 days and seven-month courses of 250 mg can be ordered of this antibiotic. To prevent malaria, it is recommended to take one 250 mg dose weekly.
A course of 7 days to 12 months can be prescribed. Adults should take one 250 mg/100 mg tablet per day unless advised differently.
Where do I need to take anti-malaria treatment?
Malaria is found in more than 100 countries around the world, mostly in tropical regions.
In particular, malaria is commonly found in:
- Haiti and the Dominican Republic
- Some Pacific islands
- Large areas of Asia and Africa
- Central and South America
- Parts of the Middle East
Malaria is not found in the UK, although it may be diagnosed in travellers who have come back to the UK after visiting a country that poses a risk.
We recommend the Fit For Travel website for information on what treatment is best for the destination you are traveling to.
|Medicine||Quantity (minimum)||Price (UK)|
|Malarone 20/100mg||1 week (16 tablets||£29.99|
|Lariam (Mefloquine) 250mg||1 week (8 tablets)||£22.99|