TRAVEL RELATED MEDICATION
Every year many hundreds of travellers from the UK catch malaria and in tens of cases it is fatal.
Symptoms can start rapidly. The right anti-malaria tablet is essential to prevent infection. Avoiding mosquito bites and seeking early medical advice for symptoms are also essential. No anti-malaria tablet is 100% effective.
Malaria tablets are normally not supplied through the NHS. Most travellers who require malaria tablets will also need to be up to date with travel vaccinations. Depending on the part of the world you are visiting your pharmacist will consult up to date information to find the right medication for the area you plan to visit.
Whether you are going on holiday, going on a religious pilgrimage or have an important exam we are able to supply medication to delay your period.
Altitude sickness is the negative health effect of high altitude, caused by rapid exposure to low amounts of oxygen at high elevation. Symptoms may include headaches, vomiting, tiredness, trouble sleeping and dizziness. We are able to supply medication (acetazolamide) to help stop you getting altitude sickness.
Travellers diarrhoea is a stomach and intestinal infection. Travellers diarrhoea is defined as the passage of unformed stools while travelling. It may be accompanied by abdominal cramps, nausea, fever, and bloating. We are able to supply standby medication in the event of travellers diarrhoea.