Direct from the pharmacist
You can now get Anti-malarial tablets direct from your pharmacist without the need to see your GP or a Travel Nurse.
In order to get the tablets you will need to have a short consultation with the pharmacist to check that you get the correct tablets for the area you are going to. The Pharmacist will also ask you a few medical question to ensure that the tablets are going to be suitable for you to take.
There is no need to book an appointment just visit us in-store and ask to speak to the pharmacist. The pharmacist will need to see all patients requiring anti-malarial tablets.
Information to bring with you:
- Your travel itinerary (list of areas you are visiting)
- Your travel Dates (including how long your staying at each destination)
More About Malaria
Malaria is caught when female mosquitoes bite human beings. The mosquitoes normally bite between dusk and dawn.
Symptoms of malaria
- High temperature (fever)
- Muscle pain
- Feeling cold (chills)
With severe illness, there can be fits and loss of consciousness.
Malaria can occur as soon as 7 days after arriving in an area where there is a risk of malaria or as long as one year after being bitten by the mosquitoes.
Four steps to prevent malaria ‘ABCD’.
Awareness of risk- find out if the area you are travelling to has a risk of malaria
Bite avoidance – Apply mosquito repellents regularly, wear long sleeved clothing, sleep under a mosquito net.
Check – find out if you need any malaria prevention tablets, if so, make sure you get the right tablets and take them regularly as advised until the end of the course.
Diagnosis – if you develop any symptoms, see a doctor immediately. Symptoms can develop up to one year after return from malaria area