Tablets For Malaria

 

Types of Malaria Tablets

Malarone tablets: Most popular antimalarial because it has least side-effects and takes fewest weeks to complete a course.

Lariam tablets : This is once weekly anti-malaria tablet, for those who do not like to take tablet daily.

Doxycycline: Often chosen antimalarial tablet because it is the cheapest.

Call us to find out what is the best for you.

Malaria is a tropical disease and sometimes it can be fatal. Malaria is found in many countries including many parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, parts of middle and Far East, Haiti and the Dominican Republic and some Pacific Ocean Islands.

There are on average 2000 global cases of malaria annually, of which nine cases are fatal – all potentially avoidable and the Britisher are one of the biggest importers of malaria.

British travellers are travelling more and more to destinations where Malaria is found. Even if you born or lived previously in the malarial country, on return from living in the UK, you will not be immune. It Only Takes only one bite.

Malaria is transmitted through mosquito bite, and as there is no vaccination available – prevention is achieved through prophylaxis tablets for malaria and bite avoidance.

It is highly advised not to rely on homeopathic or herbal treatments.

How to achieve bite avoidance?

Use a good quality insect repellent – that contains DEET

Cover up Body – especially after dusk until dawn

Sleep under a mosquito net

Wear loose and light clothing that covers all boy parts including arms and legs

Use plug-in vapourisers or burning coils to keep insects away

Consider taking Vitamin B1 – 1g per day prior to two weeks before travelling – as the smell in your sweat discourages insects from biting

On your return from a malaria affected area, continue taking the malarial medication as advised to ensure you have cover, and if you experience any high fever in the next two years, consult your doctor and mention you have traveled to malarial areas.