Antimalarial Drugs: Fast Facts

All the antimalarial drugs are taken before, during and for a period of time after traveling to the area of exposure. Even when taking antimalarial drugs, a person should take the normal precautions for avoiding mosquito bites, including using insect repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants and applying a net over the bed.

Your doctor should determine which drug is most appropriate for you after consulting with the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control which offers country-specific tables.

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