Protect yourself from catching malaria
As well as taking Paludrine, it is
very important that you also take steps to
avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
- Wear light coloured, long-sleeved clothing that
covers most of the body, especially after
sunset as this is the time when mosquitoes
are most active.
- Use insect repellant on exposed skin and under thin clothing.
- Insecticide sprays, mosquito coils and heating insecticide impregnate tablets all reduce the risk of bites.
- If possible, sleep in a screened room or under a
mosquito net impregnated with insecticide.
What is Paludrine?
Paludrine contains Proguanil Hydrochloride and belongs to a group of medicines called anti-malarials. Anti-malarials can be used in certain parts of the world to help prevent malaria. This is a serious disease spread by infected mosquitoes. Paludrine will give some degree of protection (prophylaxis) against malaria in certain countries. Paludrine can also be prescribed by a doctor to help suppress some types of malaria.
Please make sure you take the right tablets for the area you are going into. You can find out which tablets are recommended for your travel destination on NHS fit for travel website.
Start taking this medicine one week before you enter the malaria area. If this is not possible, start taking this medicine at least two days before you enter the malaria area. You must continue to take it during your stay. You must keep taking this medicine for 4 weeks after leaving the malaria area.
Adults and children over 14 years
Take two tablets daily.
How to take Paludrine?
- Take the tablet(s) at the same time each day.
- Take the tablet(s) after food.
- Swallow the tablet(s), or part tablets, whole with a drink of water.
- For a young child, the tablet(s) may be given crushed in milk, honey or jam.
No medicine can be guaranteed to protect against malaria in every case. If you have a high temperature (fever) during your visit to a malaria area, or up to a year after returning home, you should suspect malaria. Contact a doctor straight away and let him or her know that you have visited a malaria area.
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How We Package Your Order
Your medication is sealed in a plain shipping box for protection then placed inside a tamper-proof Royal Mail special delivery envelope before being dispatched from our in-house NHS pharmacy.
- Discreet Plain Packaging
- Royal Mail Special Delivery
- No Mention of Medication
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