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Antimalarial Adult, Children

Antimalarial - What is it for

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite (Plasmodium species). It is transmitted through the bite of an Anopheles mosquito. In the human body, the parasites multiply in the liver, and then infect red blood cells.

Mefloquine, Doxycycline, Atovaquone with Proguanil (Malarone ® ) and Chloroquine are available for treatment and prevention of malaria. You only need to take one of these. Discuss with your pharmacist or doctor which is the most suitable for you and according to the country you will be visiting.

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