Anti Malaria Tablets Consultation
Malaria is a major health problem in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. It is spread by the bites of infected mosquitoes.
Some forms can be fatal, others produce a high fever and may lead to kidney, liver, brain and blood complications.
You cannot be vaccinated against Malaria, but you can protect yourself with the help of Clinidirect’s online consultation. Follow the steps below and be ready to enjoy your exotic destination.
How the Anti Malaria tablet consultation works
Our UK GMC registered doctors will review your personal details and consultation answers and issue a private prescription for the selected Anti Malaria medications to the Clinidirect Pharmacy. The doctor will keep in touch with you should more information be required before approval.
Completing a consultation and ordering treatment via the Clinidirect online doctor service is quick and convenient.
Click on the 'Start Online Consultation' button and select the required treatment. If you are unsure of the required treatment and need to find out what type of Anti Malaria tablets are necessary for your chosen destination(s) visit the map page section of Clinidirect Travel. We also recommend that you visit the fitfortravel website www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk for guidance on travel medication before purchasing.
Clinidirect requires you to answer a few general medical and consultation specific questions. If you are a parent or guardian conducting a consultation for a child below the age of 12, then please ensure that you provide their exact weight in kilograms when prompted. You will then need to make a secure online card payment.
Clinidirect UK GMC registered doctors will then review the details you have provided and if you are suitable for the selected Anti Malaria treatment, your prescription will be dispensed from our Pharmacy.
All sent medication will require a signature upon delivery. Please make sure that someone can sign for the delivery at the postal address supplied.
Each traveller is required to fill in a separate consultation record. Clinidirect doctors can only prescribe Anti Malaria tablets for the name shown on the patient record. Each traveller is required to fill in a separate assessment and create their own online patient record in their own name.
Which Anti Malaria tablets should I take?
To find out what type of Anti Malaria tablets are required for your chosen destination(s) visit the Country page section of Clinidirect, these pages will highlight up-to date recommended treatments from the NHS Fitfortravel website.
Taking Anti Malaria Tablets
- Start before travel as guided by the selected product information leaflets below (with some tablets you should start three weeks before).
- Take the tablets absolutely regularly, preferably with or after a meal.
- It is extremely important to continue to take them for four weeks after you have returned, to cover the incubation period of the disease. Atovaquone / proguanil (Malarone®) requires 7 days post-travel.
- No Anti Malaria tablets are 100% effective it is essential to still take all precautions to avoiding mosquito bites (more information on protecting yourself can found below).
Mosquitoes can bite at any time of day. Most bites occur in the evening.
- Wear long-sleeved clothing and long trousers if you are out at night.
- Use insect repellent on exposed skin and under thin clothing (Repellent can purchased from Clinidirect here).
- Insecticide sprays, mosquito coils and heating insecticide impregnate tablets all reduce the risk of bites.
- Where possible sleep in screened rooms and use a mosquito net, preferably one impregnated with insecticide.
- Ultrasound devices, garlic and Vitamin B do not prevent bites.
Patient Information Leaflet
For directions, side effects and more information please read the Patient Information Leaflet below.
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