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What is Malaria?

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Malaria is a tropical disease passed on to humans by mosquitoes and is currently virulent in 100 countries over the world. It is caused by a parasite (germ) called plasmodium that lives in mosquitoes. Malaria is one of the leading causes of disease and death in the world. It is estimated that there are 300 to 500 million new cases every year, with 1.5 to 2.7 million deaths worldwide. Malaria occurs extensively in tropical and subtropical regions.

Most infections occur in travellers returning to the UK (rather than visitors coming to the UK). The risk of getting malaria is greatest if you do not take your anti-malarial medication or do not take it properly.

If you feel unwell and have recently returned from an area in which there is malaria you should seek prompt medical advice, even if you have taken your anti-malarial medication correctly.

All services provided by Anytime Doctor are safe, fast and confidential. You can obtain treatment within the privacy of your home and without the inconvenience of waiting for an appointment.

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  • Contains the active ingredients atovaquone and proguanil
  • Effective in most areas of the world and generally well tolerated
  • Needs to be taken until 1 week after leaving a malaria area
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  • Generic version of Malarone
  • Contains the same active ingredients as Malarone - atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride
  • Needs to be taken until 1 week after leaving a malaria area
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  • Also known as Vibramycin-D
  • Effective in most areas of the world and generally well tolerated
  • Needs to be taken until 4 weeks after leaving a malaria area
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Complete a free online medical consultation. Your answers provide our doctors with the information they need to safely recommend the right treatment for you.

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A doctor will review your consultation and, if it is safe to do so, approve you for treatment. Our doctors will suggest suitable treatment options, including dosage and treatment duration. Select your medicine and complete your order using our secure payment system.

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All prescriptions are sent electronically to our UK based partner pharmacy, ready for dispatch. Our partner pharmacy is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council and only dispenses genuine branded medicines licensed for use in the UK.

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Medicines require a signature upon delivery. Most orders are dispensed and dispatched for delivery the next working day. All orders are sent using discrete packaging with no mention of Anytime Doctor or the parcel content. Upgrade to same day delivery for orders within the M25.

All of our prices are fully inclusive. When buying your treatment online our price includes the cost of the consultation, the issuing of a private prescription, dispensing of the medicine itself, free delivery and doctor after-care. There are no hidden extras.

We aim to offer you similar pattern of healthcare as if you were to visit your normal GP for a face to face consultation. We believe it is important that you complete a medical consultation to ensure that the treatment option you are requesting is appropriate for your needs. Our GMC registered doctors are also able to suggest treatment options for you if you prefer. Once a doctor has approved you for treatment all prices are clearly displayed. Your medical consultation and registration is free and you are under no obligation to purchase any treatment after your consultation.

In order to manage some conditions online, we are required to inform your GP about the medicine you have been prescribed. This will be clearly highlighted during your consultation. We will not contact or share this information with your GP without your consent. You are required to provide consent each time you order, so you remain in full control of when we contact your GP on your behalf.

Your Anytime Doctor medical record is confidential and securely stored on our UK data servers. We will never share your details unless you expressly ask us to do so.

To select which type of anti-malarial tablet you should take, first make a note of which tablets are recommended for your area of travel. After your medical consultation a doctor will recommend the tablets which are safe for you take. If both medicines are recommended, your choice comes down to personal preference such as cost and the number of tablets you need to take for your trip.

Please visit the NHS Fit for Travel website which lists the recommended anti-malarials for every country in the world. Click on the countries you are visiting and make a note of the recommended anti-malarial tablets.

Remember that no anti-malarial drug is 100% effective, careful anti-mosquito bite measures are essential. You should also use a mosquito net at night and effective repellents to avoid getting bitten.

Many cases of malaria can be prevented by the ABCD approach:

  • A - Awareness of risk: know your risk of malaria
  • B - Bite prevention: avoid bites as much as possible
  • C - Chemoprophylaxis: take the right antimalarial tablets
  • D - Diagnosis: get immediate medical help for symptoms

If you are planning to travel for more than six months, you are considered to be a long term traveller. When travelling to areas where there is a risk of malaria, always consider taking anti malarial medicine. If you are travelling to different places, you may only need to take anti-malarials for part of your trip. Long term travellers should discuss their options at a specialist travel health clinic or with their GP.

Mosquitoes bite particularly at twilight and at night, so you should take most precautions during this time. Sleep in rooms that are properly screened with gauze over the windows and doors, preferably air-conditioned. Spray the room with an insecticide before entering to kill any mosquitoes that have got inside during the day.

You should also consider using a mosquito net around your bed, impregnated with an insecticide such as pyrethrum (a harmless substance manufactured on the basis of extract of chrysanthemum) or permethrin (artificial pyrethrum).

Long trousers, long sleeved clothing and socks thick enough to stop the mosquitoes biting will also protect you, and should be worn outside after sunset. While you will not be able to avoid bites completely, the less you and your family are bitten, the less likely you are to catch malaria.

Mosquito repellent containing diethyl toluamide (DEET) is recommended as the most effective form of bite preventive treatment. It has an excellent safety profile in adults, children and pregnant women and has been used in over 8 billion doses in the last 50 years. Insect repellents containing over 30 to 50 per cent DEET will effectively repel mosquitoes when applied to exposed skin.

Other alternatives if you dislike DEET include non-DEET Jungle Formula, Bayrepel and Mosiguard (made from eucalyptus oil). It is important that the manufacturer's recommendations are not exceeded, particularly when using on small children.

Last reviewed & updated  25/03/2020   Authored  05/09/2010

How our service works

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    Complete a free online consultation

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    Choose your preferred treatment

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    Prescription issued by a GMC registered doctor

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    Medicine delivered the next day

Why choose Anytime Doctor

  • UK based doctors and patient co-ordinators
  • Genuine & licensed medicines only
  • No hidden fees
  • Free discrete delivery
  • Genuine medication prescribed and dispensed by UK GPs and pharmacy
  • Free next day UK delivery
  • Discrete service, no face to face appointments needed
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