Travelpharm offer an Online Consultation service to make it simple and convenient for you to get hold of your anti malaria tablets without having to book a visit with your doctor. Our online consultation service means that we are able to ask you a number of questions during the ordering process, and when we receive your order it is reviewed by one of our pharmacists who will then dispense your items from our UK registered pharmacy.
How it works:
Ordering products with an online consultation service is simple:
1. Select Tablets
2. Complete Questions
- When ordering a product that has the option for an online consultation, simply select the 'Online Consultation' option and click the 'Add to Basket' button.
- Next, you will be prompted to answer a series of medical questions that are related to that particular product, for example, the number of people requiring the tablets, your GP's information, the length of stay in the risk area, any medicine you are currently using and if you suffer from any other health issues. When you have answered the short questionnaire, your tablets will be added to the basket ready for you to checkout.
- When we receive your order, our pharmacist reviews the information given in the consultation, and if we don't need to contact you for any more information, the item is dispensed from our UK registered pharmacy and sent out in the post to you. The item is sent out as requested during the order process, items sent 2nd class are sent free of charge, and will be with you in 3 - 5 working days.
Online Anti-Malaria Consultations:
If you are visiting a country that has risk of malaria, then it is important to take the necessary precautions so you do not pick up the disease when travelling. At Travelpharm we share information to ensure you are taking the correct medicine when in entering high risk countries. There are a range of anti malaria tablets available, and the type of tablet you require will depend on factors such as the area you are visiting, the length of stay, your medical history and drugs you may already be taking. All our medicine is legally registered and dispensed in the UK, our credentials can be checked against the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Travelpharm supply popular anti malaria tablets, such as Malarone, Doxycycline, Lariam and now Atovaquone & Proguanil, which are generic Malarone tablets. These tablets are designed to provide protection from malaria, however certain tablets are designed to be taken at different stages, the table below shows how and when the tablets should be take. Always read the product leaflet before taking any tablets:
(Atovaquone & Proguanil)
| How often should tablets be taken?|| 1 tablet each day when in the risk area|| 1 tablet each day |
in risk area
| 1 tablet each week |
| When should I start treatment?|| 2 days before entering |
the risk area
| 2 days before entering the risk area|| 10 days before entering the risk area|
| How often when leaving risk area?|| 7 days when leaving |
the risk area
| 4 weeks after leaving the risk area|| 4 weeks after leaving the risk area|
If you are unsure which tablets you will need when travelling to your destination, Travelpharm offer a Malaria Risk Information Map to help you understand what protection you will need and how long you will need to take it for.
What Else Can I Do To Prevent Malaria?
Even though Anti Malaria Tablets provide strong protection against Malaria, it is important to also take other measures to avoid bites from Mosquitoes. There are other options available to help prevent being bitten, these are:
- Mosquito Nets - There are many different mosquito nets available, which can make it difficult to determine which is the best suited for you, Travelpharm recommend nets that are treated with Permethrin or Deltamethrin, which are insecticides which kill mosquitoes instantly on contact by acting on their nervous system. If you have a net that isn't treated then there are netting treatments available. Mosquito nets are ideal for staying protected in the evenings, as this is when Mosquitoes are most active. Ensure the edges of the nets are tucked under the mattress and ensure they are no openings so no biting buts can enter.
- Mosquito & Insect Repellent - When entering risk areas, it is also essential to ensure you apply insect repellents to exposed areas of skin, avoiding eyes and mouth. Repellents can also be applied to clothing, the use of products containing DEET will provide extra protection, ideal for when entering high risk areas. DEET has been used for over 50 years and is proven to be one of the most effective mosquito repellents. The use of DEET free or 50% DEET products usually provide enough protection in normal or low risk areas. Using mosquito killing devices in bedrooms or living rooms is also ideal as this also reduces the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes or other biting insects.
- Other Prevention Methods - Other tips to avoid being bitten are to remember to wear long sleeved shirts and long trousers, which will reduce the amount of skin available to be bitten. Try and wear lighter clothing, as dark clothes tend to attract mosquitoes. Aftershaves and perfumes will also attract mosquitoes, so going out without this will help reduce the risk of be being bitten.