vaccine against Malary

Our office works on the highest level of quality, we're not just applying travel related vaccinations but preventive vaccines too.

Malaria is a dangerous disease. Approximately 10.000 cases occur in Europe annually, some of them in Hungary too. Mostly tourists import the disease, primarily from African and Asian countries. Undiagnosed malaria can be fatal.

Medicines can protect against malaria. However, these medicines are only effective if the regulations of applications are strictly followed. Medicines have to be taken prior to travel, and have to be continued taking after returning home as prescribed.

Tourists are often afraid of the side effects of the medicines against malaria. Nevertheless, they are temporary if they stop taking the medicines or switch to another type of medicine.

Medicines against malaria with the atovaquon/proguanil agent:

The dosage for adults is 1 pill daily. Dose 1 has to be taken 1-2 days prior to travel, and should be taken continuously every day during the visit, possibly at the same time every day (after breakfast). After returning home the medicines have to be taken during 1 week as known before (concerning dosage and timing).

It’s contraindicated to

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding mothers
  • People suffering from severe kidney diseases
  • Children who weigh less than 11 kg
  • People allergic to the medicine

Possible side effects

  • Slight nausea
  • Headache
  • Slight stomach ache

Medicines against malaria belonging to the group of tetracycline antibiotics:

The dosage for adults is 100 mg daily. Dose 1 has to be taken 1-2 days prior to travel, and continuous taking is necessary every day during the visit, possibly at the same time every day (after meals). After returning home the medicines have to be taken during 4 weeks as known before (concerning dosage and timing).

It’s contraindicated to

  • Pregnant women
  • Children below the age of 8
  • People allergic to the medicine or the tetracycline antibiotics

Possible side effects

  • Slight heartburn and nausea
  • May cause sensitivity to light

Medicines against malaria with mefloquine agent:

The dosage for adults is 1 pill weekly. Dose 1 has to be taken 1 week prior to travel, and continuous taking is necessary the same day and time every week after meals during the visit. After leaving the infected territory the medicines have to be taken during 4 week as known before (concerning dosage and timing).

It’s contraindicated to

  • People suffering or having been suffered from depression or any other psychiatric diseases 
  • People who tend to have spasms (childhood febrile seizures, epilepsy)
  • The first trimester of pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding mothers
  • People allergic to mefloquine
  • In case of cardiac arrhythmias

Possible side effects

  • Headache, nausea
  • Dizziness, inquietude
  • Sleeping disorders, very vivid dreams
  • In more severe cases psychiatric disorders, spasms

Medicines against malaria with chloroquine agent:

The medicine is only recommended in countries, where the parasite is sensitive to this old medicine.

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The dosage for adults is 2 pills weekly. Dose 1 has to be taken 1 week prior to travel, and continuous taking is necessary the same day and time every week after meals (it can cause nausea) during the visit.

It’s contraindicated to in case of

  • Psoriasis
  • Retinal lesions
  • Epilepsy

Possible side effects

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Headache, dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Itching

Attention!

People can get sick of malaria even in case of taking the medicines, because the pathogen may be resistant to the used product. These kinds of territories can mostly be found in Asia. Either being at the infected territories or after the arrival from those, in case of flue-like symptoms with high fever malaria suspicion has to be considered as an option, and immediate medical care is needed, because late treatment can be fatal.

Our office works on the highest level of quality, we're not just applying travel related vaccinations but preventive vaccines too.

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