Simply put the answer is No.
What has happened is that over the years, like antibiotics and bacteria, the malaria parasites have become resistant to the older formulations like chloroquine in many parts of the world.
Unfortunately, new drugs are nearly always released as Prescription Only medicines limiting the availability of the medicine to the general public. This is done to ensure the product is used safely and adverse events that occur post-launch can be monitored.
Resistance is a major issue and many drugs, like Mefloquine and Chloroquine, suffer wide resistance. We even have anecdotal evidence to suggest that atovaquone and proguanil treatments have small pockets of resistance in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Please make sure the malaria tablet you choose for your trip is suitable, because if you don't we will, as we always ensure our travellers take the most appropriate treatment!
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