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Are prescription medications available for malaria?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Prescription drugs are the most common way to treat malaria. They can also be administered as preventive medicine for people who are traveling to areas where malaria is prevalent. There are several different kinds of medicine offered to treat this disease. The kind of anti-malaria drugs you are prescribed depends on things like your age, the strain of malaria you've contracted and the place of origin where you contracted the disease, and how far along your infection is. Prescription drugs are generally administered orally or intravenously. However, suppositories may also be obtained in certain countries.

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