Emergency Standby Treatment

Patients may travel with an emergency supply of medication for the treatment of malaria. These treatments should be kept on standby until symptoms present and should be reserved for individuals travelling to remote destinations with limited medical access. Doxycycline, Quinine and Malarone are some of the options for emergency treatment, the choice of medication would depend on the same factors mentioned above.

Do I still need antimalarial tablets if I used to live in a high-risk country?

If you have lived in a high risk malaria zone in the past it does not provide long-term protection against malaria, which is lost very soon after leaving the endemic country. Patients are still recommended to take appropriate precautions against malaria even if they are visiting a high risk country they once lived in. Use our online pharmacy to get the protection you need, Use our online pharmacy to get the protection you need, using our online consultation form.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jun 17, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm