Anti Malaria Tablets

You can buy antimalaria tablets such as Malarone for your trip abroad, online, with Simple Online Pharmacy. Whether you are on Safari in Africa, island hopping through Indonesia or seeing Indias' rural wonders, Malaria is a threat that should be taken seriously.

You can order malaria tablets through our registered online doctor service. You will need to visit the Fit For Travel site, before completing the online consultation, to find out which antimalarials you will need. By looking at which countries you are visiting and for how long, you will be able to decide which antimalarials you will need, and how many.

Once you have completed the online doctor consultation, our doctor will review your assessment and prescribe the selected medication if it is appropriate. Our pharmacy will then dispense and dispatch your prescription to your door.

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Overview

What is Malaria?

Malaria is one of the most lethal diseases in the world. In 2019, it claimed over 400,000 lives worldwide. It is spread by mosquitoes, present in many tropical and subtropical countries. The disease itself is contracted when a mosquito bites. This can result in the transmission of a parasite called plasmodium falciparum, into your blood. It is this parasite, which then causes malaria. 

You can find out if the country you are travelling to is a Malaria hotspot, by visiting the NHS Fit For Travel site.

It is vital that malaria is diagnosed and treated promptly, or it can be fatal. You can however reduce the chances of catching malaria significantly with anti-malaria tablets.

To read more about Malaria, you can visit the NHS choices website.

Malaria Prevention

Not getting bitten, may sound simplistic, but it is of course your first line of defence against contracting Malaria.

Taking measures such as wearing long-sleeved clothing, and applying insect repellent, are your first steps in reducing the risk of malaria. The insect repellent you use should ideally contain 70% DEET. You can also find breathable long sleeve clothing at many outdoor shops. Covering exposed skin, greatly reduces the chances that you will be bitten by a mosquito.

The other physical barrier to prevent malaria transmission, are of course mosquito nets. Avoiding a mosquito bite is easier said than done, however! This is where anti-malaria tablets come in. 

How do tablets for malaria work?

Malaria tablets help the body fight off the parasite which can cause the disease. Some mosquitoes are carriers of this parasite, and when you are bitten, it can enter your body and lead to malaria.

There are 4 types of malaria caused by the plasmodium parasite, and so there are also multiple malaria medications, to cover the different types of the disease. The Fit for Travel site sets out which treatment you will require depending on the country you are travelling to.

For specific dosage information for each tablet, please read the relevant medication pages or information leaflet.

While antimalarial medications provide protection against the disease, it’s important to take them correctly. They must be taken before entering an at-risk area, and used in combination with other measures to avoid mosquito bites. This is to make sure the risk of contraction is at its lowest. If not taken as directed, their effectiveness is greatly reduced.

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What are the symptoms of Malaria?

The main symptoms of malaria include;

  • fever and shivering (temperature fluctuations up to 40C)
  • malaise; headaches, flu-like symptoms
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea
  • Vomiting

If you experience these symptoms during or after a trip to an at-risk area, you should seek immediate medical advice.

Even if you have taken antimalarial tablets, there is still a chance you may have contracted the malaria parasite. Taking a cautious approach, and getting checked, is always the best course of action. Malaria treatment is possible, to help minimise the chances of the disease becoming more severe.

Pregnant Women and Malaria Tablets

Ideally, you should avoid travelling to an area with a malaria risk when pregnant or trying to become pregnant. 

Both malaria, and malaria tablets, can cause risks to pregnancy and to your baby.  Speak to your own GP if travel is essential, for further discussion on what your options may be. The NHS also sets out advice for women who are pregnant and may need to travel to a country with malaria risk.

FAQ

  • What is Malaria?

    Malaria is a tropical disease, which can be life threatening. It's spread through the bite of infected mosquitos, which transmit a parasite known as Plasmodium.

    It is thought Malaria is one of leading causes of death worldwide, with over 500,000 deaths per year.

  • What are malaria tablets?

    Malaria tablets, or anti-malaria tablets, are the terms used to describe the medicatoin taken to prevent malaria. Malaria tablets are recommended for anyone entering areas where malaria is prevalent. While malaria tablets do not  prevent malaria 100% of the time, it is important they are taken as a range of measure to prevent against malaria.

  • What countries do you need to take malaria tablets for?

    There are many countries where you may need to take malaria tablets when travelling. Sometimes you may only need to take the tablets if you travel to a specific area within a country.

    For a full list of countries and areas where you may need to take malaria tablets, visit http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/malaria.aspx

  • Which is the best anti malaria tablets?

    The most commonly used Malaria tablet is Malarone. Though not suitable for all areas, malarone has a lower rate of side effects as some other malaria tablets, and is taken for only 7 days after travel. Some malaria tablets require for you to take the tablets for 28 days after leaving the malarial zone. Check with your doctor, pharmacist or find out at http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/malaria.aspx, which malaria tablet is right for you.

  • How long do you take malaria tablets for?

    This can vary from tablet to tablet, and the duration of your stay.

    Malarone - Take 1-2 days before entering malarial zone, and continued each day, and for 7 days after leaving

    Doxycyline - Take 1-2 days before entering malarial zone, continued each day, and for 28 days after leaving

    Lariam - Take one dose one week before entering malarial zone, and continued each WEEK, and for 4 weeks after leaving malarial zone. If taking for the first time, take THREE doses at weekly intervals prior to departure.

    Chloroquine - Take one dose (= two tablets for adults) one week before entering malarial zone, and continued each WEEK, and for 4 weeks after leaving malarial zone.

  • How do you know if you have malaria?

    The main symptoms of malaria include;

    • fever and shivering (temperature fluctuations upto 40C)
    • malaise; headaches, flu like symptoms
    • diarrhoea
    • nausea
    • vomiting

     

    During periods when the patients temperature drops, they often will sweat profusely. At these times, the patient may feel better, however further episodes of temperature increase, and symptom onset can occur soon afterwards. In severe cases of Malaria, severe drowsiness can come along with the above symptoms, and lead in to;

    • coma
    • hypotension
    • shock
    • organ failure (particularly liver / kidney)

  • What is the treatment for Malaria?

    If infected with Malaria, treatment should start as soon as possible. Malaria treatment includes drugs such as Quinine, Malarone (atovaquone / proguanil hydrochloride) and Riamet. Malaria treatment is usually contined for 7-14 days.

    Contact your doctor IMMEDIATELY, if you suspect you may have contracted Malaria. 

  • Is there a vaccine for malaria?

    Yes - the world's first malaria vaccine is becoming available in 2018, in three african countries. Although the malaria vaccine is unlikely to be available in the UK for some time.

  • Is Malaria contagious?

    No. Malaria is not spread from person to person. You cannot get malaria from casual contact with someone who is infected with malaria, whether by sexual or other close contact. 

  • How do you prevent malaria?

    Malaria prevention should be approached in two main ways. If travelling to an area with mosquitoes, be sure to protect against bites, with protective clothing, and mosquito repellants and nets at night. If recommended, you should also take anti malaria tablets, such as malarone.

Atovaquone/Proguanil (Malarone)

Medication Simple Online Pharmacy
Branded x12 Months (386 Tablets) £859.95
Branded x6 Months (193 tablets) £449.25
Branded x12 Weeks (93 tablets) £218.00
Branded x10 Weeks (79 tablets) £192.95
Branded x9 Weeks (72 tablets) £179.95
Branded x8 Weeks (65 tablets) £157.95
Branded x7 Weeks (58 tablets) £146.95
Branded x6 Weeks (51 tablets) £129.95
Branded x5 Weeks (44 tablets) £113.65
Branded x4 Weeks (37 tablets) £95.75
Branded x3 Weeks (30 tablets) £79.55
Branded x2 Weeks (23 tablets) £63.50
Branded x12 Days (21 Tablets) £59.45
Branded x10 Days (19 tablets) £55.45
Branded x9 Days (18 tablets) £53.65
Branded x8 Days (17 tablets) £51.95
Branded x1 Week (16 tablets) £49.15
Generic x12 Months (386 Tablets) £409.99
Generic x6 Months (193 tablets) £207.99
Generic x12 Weeks (93 tablets) £110.99
Generic x10 Weeks (79 tablets) £102.99
Generic x9 Weeks (72 tablets) £91.99
Generic x8 Weeks (65 tablets) £77.99
Generic x7 Weeks (58 tablets) £69.99
Generic x6 Weeks (51 tablets) £60.99
Generic x5 Weeks (44 tablets) £52.40
Generic x4 Weeks (37 tablets) £43.99
Generic x3 Weeks (30 tablets) £35.99
Generic x2 Weeks (23 tablets) £27.60
Generic x12 Days (21 Tablets) £25.99
Generic x10 Days (19 tablets) £22.10
Generic x9 Days (18 tablets) £21.15
Generic x8 Days (17 tablets) £20.20
Generic x1 Week (16 tablets) £19.20
Branded x3 Days (12 tablets) £36.99
Generic x3 Days (12 tablets) £12.25

Doxycycline 100mg Capsules

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212 ( 6 months) £32.50
114 ( 12 weeks) £23.95
86 (8 weeks) £19.45
72 (6 weeks) £18.48
65 (5 weeks) £17.45
58 (4 Weeks) £16.45
51 (3 weeks) £15.45
44 ( 2 weeks) £14.45
37 (1 week) £12.50

Chloroquine Tablets

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114 £35.50
62 £21.50
34 £14.50
26 £12.50
22 £10.99
20 £9.99
18 £8.99
16 £7.99
14 £6.99
12 £5.99

Mefloquine | Lariam

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12 Week Stay (19 Tablets) £48.95
8 Week Stay (15 Tablets) £37.50
6 Week Stay (13 Tablets) £32.95
5 Week Stay (12 Tablets) £30.50
4 Week Stay (11 Tablets) £28.95
3 Week Stay (10 Tablets) £26.95
2 Week Stay (9 Tablets) £24.95
1 Week Stay (8 Tablets) £22.50

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