Malaria Tablets

The following medicines are licensed, safe and effective anti malaria treatments available in the UK.

All Treatments
Low Cost
Generic
Once-a-week

About Anti Malaria

What is Anti Malaria?

Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease which is widespread in many tropical and subtropical countries spread by mosquitoes.

It is caught by being bitten by an infected mosquito that is carrying the malaria parasites in its saliva.

Malaria Infected Areas Map

If you're travelling to an area with a risk of malaria, then it's crucial to take the correct precautions to enjoy a safe and healthy trip.

If you are not sure whether you are at risk of malaria, you can check if your travel destination puts you at risk on the Fit For Travel website.

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How common is Malaria?

Malaria is a serious disease, spread by mosquitoes, and is widespread in many tropical and subtropical countries.

About 3.2 billion people (almost half of the world's population) are at risk of malaria.

In 2013, according to the WHO malaria report there were about 198M malaria cases and an estimated 584,000 malaria deaths.

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What causes Malaria?

Malaria parasites are transmitted when an infected female mosquito (anopheles) bites its host, the disease is then carried in the blood of the host. Even if you or your parents are originally from a country in which malaria is prevalent, you will still be at risk if you now live in the UK, as your immune system changes and adapts to your environment. This means you will still need tablets.

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Main symptoms of Malaria

Common symptoms include:

  • 1) Fever & Chills
  • 2)¬†General Malaise
  • 3)¬†Nausea and Vomiting
  • 4) Headache
  • 5) Severe and life-threatening complications such as breathing problems and organ failure if you are not treated promptly

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Available treatments

Available treatments for Malaria prevention:

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Lifestyle advice

Bite prevention include:

  • 1) Wearing loose fitting long sleeve shirts and trousers
  • 2) Insect repellents containing DEET
  • 3) Mosquito nets impregnated with insecticide

Learn more about malaria and how to prevent it here.

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