Malaria Tablets

Order an online consultation and prescription for malaria prevention treatment.

€20.00 per consultation

€20.00 per consultation

Simply fill in a brief questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and prescribe a suitable treatment. How to Order

If you are travelling abroad and need to buy malaria tablets, you can order a prescription for them online at ZAVA, without the need to visit your GP.

You can use the Travel Health Pro website to check whether you need malaria tablets and get more guidance from the HSPC.

To place an order, complete our consultation questionnaire and select your preferred treatment. One of our online doctors will review your order and approve an appropriate antimalarial medicine.

Make sure you read our general travel advice before your trip.

A consultation for malaria treatment prescription costs €20.


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Doxycycline

Active ingredient

Doxycycline.

How to take it

Take one tablet per day starting two days before your travel, and every day you are in the area. Continue for 4 weeks after you leave the area. Take your tablet with a full glass of water and sit up for 30 minutes afterwards. Try taking it with meals if you experience any gastric symptoms.

Risks

Always take the tablet with food and avoid lying down for at least 30 minutes. It is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. It is not suitable for those who are allergic to tetracycline antibiotics or who have liver/kidney problems.

Side effects

These include sunburn due to sensitivity to light (sun exposure should be avoided as far as possible), stomach upset, heartburn and thrush.

Malarone / Generic Malarone

Active ingredients

Both Malarone and generic malarone work in the same way and contain the same active ingredients, atovaquone and proguanil. Generic malarone is a generic (non-branded medication) and it is available at a lower cost.

How to take it

Take one tablet per day starting two days before you travel. Take your tablet every day you are in the area and continue for 1 week after your return.

Risks

It is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. People with severe kidney problems are also not advised to take it.

Side effects

May include intestinal upset, headaches, skin rash, difficulty sleeping, strange dreams, depression, and mouth ulcers.

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Medically reviewed by:
Dr Clair Grainger

Dr Clair Grainger studied at The University of Edinburgh from 2004 to 2009. She's worked in hospitals throughout Edinburgh and London before completing her GP training in North Middlesex Hospital in 2017.

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Last reviewed: 08 Jan 2021



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trustpilot-ratings-5-star by Pintail - Clarke, 17 Jun 2022
Easy ordering process, you have to answer medical questions as expected. Service and product excellent and saved a trip (cost & time) to local branch. Pleased all round and will use again. Thk U.
trustpilot-ratings-5-star by Derek Harris, 13 Jun 2022
Arrived on time as ordered.
trustpilot-ratings-5-star by Andrea Johnson, 10 Jun 2022
Fast efficient service. Highly recommend it .
trustpilot-ratings-5-star by CKC., 30 May 2022
Exellent service, would recommend.
trustpilot-ratings-5-star by Mr Darius Thompson, 08 May 2022
Convenient, quick and great customer service. Definitely will use again and thank-you for the speedy delivery.




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