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Home - Malaria
Doxycycline 100mg
Doxycycline belongs to a group of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics It is an effective and affordable anti malarial and doesn t require a long loading time You can start taking Doxycycline from just 2 days  Read More
Atovaquone/Proguanil (Generic Malarone)
Atovaquone Proguanil Malarone tablets are a modern medicine belonging to a group of medicines called antimalarials It has less side effects than the conventional older antimalarials and also doesn t require a long period to  Read More
Malarone
Malarone Atovaquone Proguanil tablets are a modern medicine belonging to a group of medicines called antimalarials It has less side effects than the conventional older antimalarials and also doesn t require a long period to  Read More

Malaria

Malaria is a major tropical disease caused by a single mosquito bite. It can be effectively prevented with the use of anti-malarial medication of which we stock 4 of at Simply Meds Online. Prevention is better than managing the symptoms and complications of malaria after exposure.

To find out which treatment is required for your area of travel please visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk.

Malarone (Atovaquone/Proguanil), Doxycycline and Lariam are equally as effective at preventing malaria but all have their advatages and disadvantages.

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Malaria Table

Contracting malaria can be serious and therefore prevention with anti-malarials is always recommended. Symptoms of malaria can include:-

  • High temperature
  • Sweats and chills
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle pains
  • Diarrhoea 

Symptoms can take between seven days to over a year to reveal themselves.  Even if it is over a year since you visited a high risk area and you are suffering symptoms you must visit your doctor. You will be given a blood test and if it is positive you will be treated immediately.  

Malaria is caused by a Plasmodium parasite that enters the bloodstream when it bites you and is prevalent in:-

  • Africa and Asia
  • Central and South America
  • Haiti and the Dominican Republic
  • Parts of the Middle East
  • Some Pacific Islands