Important Information

Please read the important information on this page regarding anti-malaria tablets before placing your order.

  1. To find the malaria tablets recommended for the area you plan to visit please go to the NHS travel website,
  2. On this website click the maps to open your 'country page'.
  3. On the top of your 'country page' click the link labeled 'Malaria Map'.
  4. On the malaria map page check if you are going to areascoloured dark red (substantial malaria risk). If you are then return to your 'country page'.
  5. Your recommended tablets are at the bottom of your 'country page' under the heading 'Malaria precautions'. Make a note of ALL the recommended tablets. Please take all measures to ensure all of these steps are correct as it is critically important.
  6. People visiting multiple regions where different tablets are recommended must see their GP or a specialist travel adviser before ordering.
What is Malaria? Malaria is a serious tropical disease that is spread by mosquitoes. If Malaria isn’t diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal. A single mosquito bite is all it takes for someone to become infected.
Malaria Awareness It's important to be aware of the symptoms of malaria if you're planning to travel to areas where there's a high risk of disease. Please see details for which malaria medication to take depending on the location of your travels here
Symptoms of Malaria

Symptoms of malaria will usually appear between 7 and 18 days after becoming infected, but in some cases the symptoms may not appear for up to a year, or rarely even longer.

  • Fever
  • Sweats and chills
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle Pain
  • Diarrhoea
Avoiding mosquito bites

Mosquitoes can bite during any time of the day, however most bites will occur during the evening. To avoid these, try the following:

  1. Use insect repellent on exposed skin and under clothing.
  2. Using insecticide sprays, mosquito coils and heating insecticide impregnate tablets will reduce the risk of bites.
  3. Wear long-sleeved cloth and trousers to cover exposed skin when out at night.
  4. Where possible sleep in screened rooms and use a bug catcher/mosquito net, preferably one impregnated with insecticide.
  5. Ultrasound devices, garlic and Vitamin B DO NOT prevent mosquito bites.
Taking anti-malaria tablets

There are specific instructions for taking anti-malaria medication. Please follow the guide line below:

  1. Take the correct medication for the area you are traveling to.
  2. Start your medication before entering a malaria area. This may be a few days, up to 10 days before travel.
  3. Medication must be taken absolutely regularly, preferably with or after a meal.
  4. Continue to take them for 4 weeks after leaving the malaria area. This period is reduced to 7 days for Malarone and atovaquone/proguanil.
  5. No anti-malaria medication is 100% effective.

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