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How to choose the right antimalarial

How to choose the right antimalarial

John comes into the pharmacy – just after being seen by his GP – with a private prescription for mefloquine. You ask John if he is taking any other medication.

“I’m not taking anything else, which is good because I’m not great at remembering to take tablets every day. A few months ago I was on antibiotics and I only took half the pack,” he says.

After finding this out you dispense the mefloquine and go to the till to take payment, where you ask John if he is travelling anywhere nice.

“I’m going on holiday to Borneo for two weeks. I’ve had a tough couple of months after my mum passed away. I’ve been feeling down and my psychologist, who I see for cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), suggested maybe going on holiday to cheer me

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