If you’re going on holiday to one of the countries where you’re at risk of malaria, then have a look at Maloff Protect. When taken correctly, these tablets will protect you from becoming infected by the virus. The best news? It’s available without prescription!
What is malaria?
Malaria is a potentially deadly tropical disease which is spread by infected mosquitoes. In the UK alone it’s been responsible for 175 deaths since 1996. It can make you very sick, with high fevers, chills and other flu-like symptoms. If you’ve been to a malaria-risk country and you have these symptoms, make sure to get immediate medical attention. It is a problem in over 100 countries, including large areas of Africa, Asia and Central and South America. Before you travel, be sure to check the status of your destination on the NHS Fit for Travel website for the latest advice on both malaria and vaccinations.
How does Maloff Protect work?
Maloff Protect contains Atovaquone/Proguanil, which are strong anti-malaria drugs. These were previously only available on prescription. If you’re bitten by an infected mosquito, these drugs will make sure to kill the malaria parasites as they enter your body. But: this only works if the medicines are taken as prescribed.
How should I take Maloff Protect?
It is incredibly important to take the treatment as a complete course. This means, that you start taking the tablets 1-2 days before you travel, and keep taking them for seven days after you’ve left the area as well. You must keep taking the tablets for seven days after leaving the malaria-risk area, because it can take up to seven days for the malaria parasites in your body to infect you.
What else can I do to prevent malaria?
There are plenty of other precautions which can help you stay healthy on holiday. Have a look at this infographic, supplied by Maloff Protect.
Finally – before going on holiday, check with your pharmacy which anti-malarial treatment is best for you!