As part of our Alconbury Travel Clinic, we can advise on antimalarials treatment for travellers.
What is malaria?
Malaria is a disease spread by mosquitoes. Unlike viruses, such as Hepatitis A, a parasite causes malaria and cannot be vaccinated against.
Instead, you’ll need to take antimalarial medication that kills the parasite before it can grow inside your body. The antimalarials stop the parasite from maturing and therefore from infecting your blood cells.
You’ll need to take the antimalarials before, during and after your visit to regions where malaria is a risk. This is because the drugs need to establish in your body before you travel. But also to kill any developing parasites after you return home.
What antimalarials treatments do you offer?
We provide a free consultation on how to protect yourself and your family from malaria. Plus, we provide a range of antimalarials including:
If you are planning on travelling, please book a consultation well in advance or visit our pharmacy so that you can receive the maximum projection from the drugs. Our team will also give you advice on how to minimize your risk of mosquito bites and other appropriate precautions for your travel.
Please get in contact or speak to our pharmacy team to make an appointment.