Can you buy malaria pills over the counter?

One cannot simply buy malaria pills online as the medications used for malaria treatment require a prescription from a licensed medical provider before they can be dispensed by a pharmacy. Malaria pills OTC (over the counter) are not available, either.

Can you buy malaria tablets from the chemist?

In July 2017 the government body that regulates medicines in the UK, the MHRA, announced its decision to re-classify a widely used antimalarial tablet as a Pharmacy medicine (P). This means it can now be bought from a pharmacy without needing a prescription from your doctor.

Are anti malaria tablets available on NHS?

Are antimalarial drugs available on the NHS? Drugs for malaria prophylaxis are not prescribable on the NHS. Chloroquine — available to buy over-the-counter. Proguanil — available to buy over-the-counter.

How much do malaria pills cost UK?


Malaria pill type Quantity (trip length) Cost
Malarone Adult (Generic) 193 tablets (6 month trip) £208.50
Malarone Adult ( Glaxo branded) 16 tablets (1 week trip) £46.90
Malarone Adult ( Glaxo branded) 23 tablets (2 week trip) £63.10
Malarone Adult ( Glaxo branded) 30 tablets (3 week trip) £79.30

Can I get malaria pills at CVS?

Malaria Prevention: Medications to prevent malaria infection, a potentially fatal disease transmitted by mosquito bites, are now available at MinuteClinic.

What are the best anti malaria tablets to take?

Doxycycline: This daily pill is usually the most affordable malaria drug. You start taking it 1 to 2 days before your trip and continue taking it for 4 weeks afterward.

Can you buy chloroquine over the counter?

Because of these regulations, chloroquine OTC is not available, either. People who may need a chloroquine medication prescription, however, can use Push Health to connect with a local medical provider who can prescribe chloroquine phosphate medication when appropriate to do so.

Can chloroquine be bought over the counter?

However, this medicine is not used to treat severe or complicated malaria and to prevent malaria in areas or regions where chloroquine is known not to work (resistance). This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.

Are malaria pills expensive?

Chloroquine—the standard, effective drug for decades—costs about 10 U.S. cents per course of treatment for an adult. The new effective drugs— artemisinin combination therapy (ACT)1—today cost US$2.40 per course wholesale, and can be marked up to five times that amount in pharmacies in Africa.

How much do malaria pills cost without insurance?

The cost for Malarone oral tablet (250 mg-100 mg) is around $183 for a supply of 24 tablets, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans.