How to get Malaria Prevention Tablets

There is no vaccination against malaria so if you are traveling to an area where malaria is endemic then you need proper malaria prevention. Malaria tablets can help protect you against this disease alongside measures to minimize the risk of mosquito bites. ANP Pharma dispenses generic Malarone tablets which can protect you on your foreign trip.

What is malaria?

Malaria is spread by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are infected by a parasite and then pass on the infection when they bite. Generally, malaria is found in tropical and subtropical countries including Central and South America, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, parts of the Middle East, and large swathes of Asia and Africa.

Malaria is a serious illness with unpleasant symptoms including:-

  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Sore throat, cough, and respiratory compromise
  • Fever and chills
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Feeling tired and sleepy

Malaria can be fatal and the symptoms can easily be confused with other illnesses. Symptoms usually appear between one and three weeks after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

How to protect against malaria?

There is no vaccination against malaria but malaria tablets can go a long way in protecting against the disease especially if combined with decent protection against mosquito bites with just a few simple but effective precautions. Malaria tablets are commonly referred to as generic Malarone tablets.

Malaria tablets are taken before, during, and after the trip and help the body fight off the parasite which causes the disease.

Protection against mosquito bites

Several simple steps can hugely reduce your risk of being bitten by an infected mosquito when abroad. These include:-

  • Covering up with loose-fitting clothing when outside
  • Using topical insect repellents
  • Putting mosquito nets, meshes and screens in your accommodation

Treatment for malaria

Malaria is a medical emergency and requires prompt admission to the hospital. Malaria is treated with antimalarial medicines. Some people will need to stay in hospital for treatment especially if they have other underlying health conditions and are struggling to fight off the disease.

Malaria prevention is crucial if you are traveling to a part of the world where this disease is endemic. ANP Pharma can dispense generic Malarone tablets plus a range of products to protect against insect bites. Consult the pharmacist at ANP Pharma for advice on how to take malaria tablets and stay safe from this disease.