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London, UK
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Malaria pills

Has anyone got any advice on whether we should take malaria pills before our holiday to Langkawi ? What's the best (ie with least side effects) as I hear the pills can make you feel sick.

Leeds, United...
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1. Re: Malaria pills


If you look on this site there are several posts regarding Malaria tablets. Apparently they are not needed for Langkawi - just a good mozzie spray.

If you really feel that you need to take malaria tablets, best to have a word with your local chemist who will advise on the type to take and the ones with the least side effects, which are specific for that area.


Kuala Lumpur...
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reviews: 11
2. Re: Malaria pills

Hi, no malaria in Malaysia, just occasional dengue...but don't worry, just ensure you have lots of repellent if you intend to enter such areas as forests/ nature reserves. We locals seldom worry about such things because even dengue is not exactly widespread.

Cornwall, UK
posts: 9
reviews: 7
3. Re: Malaria pills

Hi I did take malaria tablets for my trip in May 05. I took Malorone the most expensive (1 tablet - £2) but only needed to take one a day, 2 days before trip, 14 for the stay and 7 days on my return (23 in total). I had no side effects. There are cheaper tablets (30p - each) but these need to be taken for longer.

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