Malaria Tablets

Anti-malaria tablets on prescription. Our online malaria tablets service is a safe, convenient way to order malaria tablets for your trip abroad. From £19.99 for a 1 week trip.

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Pricing Information

Medication Qty Supply Price  
Atovaquone & Proguanil (Malarone) 15 1 week trip £57.99 Order Now
Atovaquone & Proguanil (Malarone) 36 4 week trip £104.99 Order Now
Doxycycline 36 1 week trip £19.99 Order Now
Doxycycline 58 4 week trip £27.50 Order Now

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Key Facts

Some people are not suitable for treatment with malaria tablets

These include:

  • Anyone who is not aged 18 or over
  • Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Anyone with kidney or liver problems
  • Anyone with porphyria, myasthenia gravis, or systemic lupus erythematous

If you fall into any of the above categories you should see your GP. Alternatively you can visit us at our Harley Street clinic.

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Over the last few years more than a 1000 people from the UK have returned from their trip abroad with malaria. At worst malaria can be fatal. At best it is an unpleasant illness that can require hospital care. But it can easily be prevented by taking malaria pills. These are easy to take and have few side-effects. This site will allow you to buy malaria tablets easily and cheaply via an online consultation. Using malaria tablets can protect you against life-threatening malaria.

About malaria

Malaria is caused by a small bug called a parasite that can live inside humans and a specific species of mosquito. You pick up malaria when a mosquito carrying the bug bites you. Typically you will need to be in malaria zone to be at risk of being bitten by a malaria carrying mosquito. Anti-malaria tablets and pills can help reduce the chances of malaria.

Symptoms of malaria

The symptoms of malaria usually develop 10 to 15 days after being bitten, but can take up to a year to appear. Typical symptoms are very similar to flu and include fever, shivers, sweating, backache, joint pains, headache, vomiting, diarrhoea, and confusion.

If you get these symptoms you should get medical attention right away.

Prevention of malaria using malaria tablets

Malaria is best prevented by taking malaria pills or tablets. You cannot as yet be vaccinated against malaria but exciting work is going on to develop a vaccine.

About malaria pills

Malaria tablets are not 100% effective and no one type works better than another. To get the best chance of preventing malaria it's important that you take your malaria tablets correctly and complete the course. Start your malaria tablets before you travel. Remember to take the tablets very regularly as directed and preferably with a meal. Remember to continue your malaria tablets after you come home.

Not all malaria tablets are the same. Some need to be taken weekly and some daily.

There are important details and differences between the different kinds of malaria tablets that you need to understand before you complete your medical assessment. Here is a table that explains the main differences.

Atovaquone plus proguanil (Malarone)

Doxycycline

Dose

250mg atovaquone/100mg proguanil

One tablet at the same time every day with food or a milky drink.

100mg doxycycline

One capsule at the same time every day with plenty of fluid.

Suitable for your trip?

Select where you are travelling on the NHS Fit For Travel website to see if you need to take malaria tablets and if atovaquone plus proguanil (Malarone) or doxycycline is recommended.

When to start?

Two days before you enter the malaria area.

Two days before you enter the malaria area.

When to stop?

One week after you leave the malaria area.

Four weeks after you leave the malaria area.

How many tablets for a one week trip?

16 tablets.

37 Capsules.

How does it work?

By stopping the parasite from reproducing once it is in the bloodstream.

By preventing the development of the parasites that cause malaria in the blood.

How long can I take it for?

Malarone is licensed for trips of up to 28 days, but the safety and effectiveness of Malarone has been established for trips of up to 12 weeks.

Doxycyline can be used for trips of up to 12 weeks or longer.

What do I do if I miss a pill?

If you miss a pill take it as soon as you remember.

If you miss a pill take it as soon as you remember.

Side-effects

Most people do not experience any side-effects. But occasionally this treatment can cause a rash, headache, stomach ache, nausea, diarrhoea, or a cough. Some people experience increased dreams. But this is rare.

A full list of side-effects can be found in the patient information leaflet

Most people do not experience any side-effects. But occasionally this treatment can cause a rash, indigestion, sore throat, or diarrhoea. Some people experience blurred vision or muscle pains. But this is rare.

A full list of side-effects can be found in the patient information leaflet

Cautions

No precautions necessary.

Wear sun protection as doxycycline can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Wearing a hat and using sunblock can minimize this risk.

Leaflet

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Alternatives to malaria tablets

Taking malaria tablets offers good protection against malaria. But you can reduce your risk further by taking basic precautions against mosquito bites:

  • Wear long-sleeved clothing and long trousers, especially at dusk when mosquitoes are more likely to bite; 
  • Use insect repellent on exposed skin;
  • Where possible sleep in rooms that have mosquito coils or heated insecticide tablets;
  • Where possible sleep in a room that is screened or in a bed with a mosquito net.

General travel advice

Remember that when you are going on a trip it is not only malaria you need to think of. You may need other vaccinations to cover your trip. These are often needed at least six weeks before you go. So we advise that you see your GP well in advance of your trip. Alternatively you can visit us at our Harley Street clinic.

Telling your GP

It's important that you keep your GP informed of any treatment that you are taking. During the medical assessment we will be asking you for the name and contact details of your GP. We can then keep your GP informed if you are happy for us to do so. We can reassure you that we will not contact your GP without your consent.