Malaria Medications can help prevent and treat disease from the plasmodium parasite, which is transmitted to humans by a parasite-infected mosquito bite.
In addition to helping protect yourself with anti-malaria medication , you should take other precautions to prevent malaria, such as:
Using mosquito repellent
Wearing long pants and long sleeves
Using mosquito netting when sleeping
To provide more information about which antimalarial drug may be best for you, below are some common questions and answers about antimalarial medicine.
Antimalarial medicines are available by prescription. PlanetDrugsDirect.com has the following antimalarial pills which can be used for malaria prevention as well as treatment:
Mefloquine Hydrochloride (Lariam)
Atovaquone/Proguanil Hydrochloride (Malarone)
When preparing to travel to areas of the world where malaria is prevalent, taking antimalarial pills before you go can help prevent contracting malaria infection. The antimalarial medicine you should take depends on which country you are visiting.
You may be familiar with the common antiparasitic drug named Chloroquine; however, the drug is no longer effective in many parts of the world due to parasitic resistance.
Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) are two or more antimalarials combined, making them effective drugs used to treat parasites. One common ACT, Artemether/Lumefantrine (Coartem), is available at PlanetDrugsDirect.com.
Another common antimalarial medication which PlanetDrugsDirect.com carries is Primaquine Phosphate (Primaquine).
The side effects of antiparasitic drugs vary. Your doctor will prescribe antimalarial agents depending on several factors, including:
Whether you are preventing or treating malaria
Which type of parasite you are infected with
The severity of your symptoms
Whether you are pregnant
Side effects for common malaria medications at PlanetDrugsDirect.com are:
Atovaquone/Proguanil (Malarone): side effects are uncommon, but this drug is not suitable for pregnant women or people with kidney problems
Mefloquine Hydrochloride (Lariam): dizziness, sleep disturbance, psychiatric reactions
Primaquine Phosphate (Primaquine): upset stomach
The antiparasitic drug Ivermectin is not for treating viral infections like COVID-19. We have Ivermectin available with a doctor's prescription for treating parasites in humans and animals.
The content on this page is for informational and educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Patients should not use the information presented on this page for diagnosing a health-related issue or disease. Before taking any medication or supplements, patients should always consult a physician or qualified healthcare professional for medical advice or information about whether a drug is safe, appropriate or effective.