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FAQ's

Need advice? Why not take a look at the questions below to see if we can help you out!

Still need answers? Call us on 0115 951 2092 or Email us.

> Can I buy Malarone, Lariam ( Mefloquine) or Doxycycline without a prescription?

> How can I order prescription medication?

> Are the more recent antimalarials stronger than the older preparations?

> Do I take the tablets morning and evening, or as a single dose?

> I am taking Warfarin as prescribed by my G.P., am I safe to take antimalarials?

> I am pregnant and wish to buy proguanil or chloroquine for my journey, am I safe to do so?

> Do you need to have the original prescription or will a copy be enough?

> I have a Private Prescription written by a Doctor who is not registered in the U.K.

> Can I have antimalarials on the N.H.S.?

 

Can I buy Malarone, Lariam ( Mefloquine) or Doxycycline without a prescription?

We do offer an online consultation service where one of our specially trained pharmacists can write a prescription for you, replacing the need to see your GP. See our Anti Malaria Online Consultation page for further details.

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How can I order prescription medication?

Order your prescription medication or other items on-line. You will then shortly receive an automated invoice to your email account requesting that you print this out and post on to the address provided together with your prescription.

We no longer accept cheques and would request that you add your prescription, plus card details, before posting on to the address provided. Once we receive your prescription plus completed form we will be able to forward your prescription items to the address you have provided for delivery. Order your prescription items by using our online consultation which negates the need to send in a prescription

Please note we CANNOT accept faxes or scans and must have the original prescription before the medication can be posted on to you.

We attempt to post out medication the day after the prescription is received wherever possible though please allow for weekends when we are not in the office.

Please send your prescriptions to:
TravelPharm
Manor House
Merlin Way
Ilkeston
Derbyshire
DE7 4RA

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Are the more recent antimalarials stronger than the older preparations?

No, the malarial parasites have simply become resistant to the older formulations in some parts of the world, and hence newer preparations have been developed to overcome this problem.

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Do I take the tablets morning and evening, or as a single dose?

The adult dose of Proguanil is two daily and Chloroquine two weekly. These two tablets should be taken at the same time each day in the case of Proguanil and at the same time each week in the case of Chloroquine

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I am taking Warfarin as prescribed by my G.P., am I safe to take antimalarials?

Some antimalarials will affect Warfarin levels, and you should always check first with your Doctor before taking other medication.

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I am pregnant and wish to buy proguanil or chloroquine for my journey, am I safe to do so?

This is a question you must take up with your own Doctor. If pregnant, breastfeeding or hoping to start a family, and about to take antimalarials or following their recent use, it is vital that you discuss this fully with your G.P. before doing so.

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Do you need to have the original prescription or will a copy be enough?

The Medicines Act stipulates that we must be in receipt of the original prescription, and not a copy.

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I have a Private Prescription written by a Doctor who is not registered in the U.K.

We are able to accept prescriptions that have been written by EU Registered Prescribers.

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Can I have antimalarials on the N.H.S.?

No, these should be supplied against a private prescription only. The B.N.F. states ‘ Drugs for Malaria prophylaxis are not prescribable on the N.H.S.

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