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01 Oct 2009

Malaria
Going to Paindane Mozambique from 22 December.
What is the best Malaria medication to use and when should one start with it?

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01 Jan 0001

Hi Karen

All the Malaria-meds recommended for Mozambique are prescription only - Meaning you'll have to visit a doctor or a travel clinic first.
The choice is between Malanil, Lariam/Mefliam or Doxycycline. Protection against mosquito bites will reduce the risk further.

Malanil should be started 1-2 days before entering the area and continued for 7 days after leaving.
Mefliam/Lariam should be started 1 week before entering the area and continued for 4 weeks after leaving.


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