Malaria Prevention Prescribing
Malaria is a serious disease that is normally transmitted through the bite of a mosquito. If left untreated Malaria can be fatal. It is found in many different countries across the world, mainly in tropical regions including:
- Large areas of Africa and Asia
- Central and South America
- Haiti and the Dominican Republic
- Parts of the Middle East
- Some Pacific islands
If you are going abroad but you are unsure as to if you need malaria prophylaxis speak to a member of the pharmacy team.
Our prescribing service
If you are travelling to an area where malaria prophylaxis is recommended our pharmacy team can help. The pharmacist will help you complete a questionnaire detailing where you are going, the dates that you are there and your medical history. The area that you are visiting and your medical history will influence the type of anti-malarial tablet that is recommended.
The pharmacist will then contact one of our independent prescribing pharmacists to arrange your prescription. If the prescriber has any questions they will contact you directly. The medication will be ready to collect from the pharmacy within 1.5 working days.