anti-malaria treatment

Anti-Malaria Treatment

Safe, Effective Treatment

Malarone, Doxycycline, and Lariam work in different ways to help prevent a malaria infection from developing.

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Malarone is a modern medicine for effectively preventing malaria and has fewer side effects

from £2.01

Lariam is used to prevent malaria with tablets taken once a week

from £2.56

Doxycycline is an affordable medication for preventing malaria which can be started at short notice

from £0.36

What is Malaria?

Malaria is a tropical disease spread mainly by female Anopheles mosquitoes infected with parasites called Plasmodium. These mosquitoes tend to bite at dusk or during the night time, injecting the parasite into the human bloodstream.

What are the symptoms of Malaria?

Symptoms of malaria include a high fever, headache, sweating, chills, vomiting, muscle pains, and diarrhoea. A single bite from an infected mosquito is enough to contract the disease, but the symptoms can show up 7-18 days after being bitten.

What are the treatments for Malaria?

There is no guarantee that a malaria vaccination can prevent the disease; it can just reduce the chances. However, there are several drugs available such as Malarone, Mefloquine (branded as Lariam), and Doxycycline that can be used to treat a malarial infection.

How can I prevent Malaria?

Prevention is always better than cure so, alternatively, you can stay away from stagnant water, make sure you are up to date with your vaccinations if you are entering an area where malaria is endemic, and use insect repellents and mosquito nets as precautions.

Going on holiday? Make sure you are protected from mosquito-borne diseases.

Read the full article: How to Avoid Mosquito Bites

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