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A 43-year-old male asked:

do i need a prescription for malaria tablets?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Bleicher
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes : The drugs used to prevent malaria are all prescription level.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Malaria tablets: Yes. Malaria prevention medication is by prescription. You can often get that here with a private consultation.
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes in USA : Yes in USA all drugs are prescribed by a doctor prescription... Unless they are OTC (OVER THE COUNTER) drugs. All antibiotics, anti parasite antiretroviral and antifungal are only through prescription. A few ointments like neosporin or antifungal creams are OTC.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: In the USA all medications used for management of malaria require prescription. Your doctor will prescribe based on the prevalence of resistance in the area your are travelling to

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Call primary doctor: You have posted your question on HealthTap's free, public, worldwide, informational site. Diagnoses, prescriptions, or other medical care are not provided on this public forum. A person should contact her regular primary care doctor in person, or via secure channels (such as our premium forum) to do a private consultation... and ask about malaria prevention medicine.

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