Where can I buy antimalarial tablet in Thailand?

Many travelers may wonder why it is so difficult to find antimalarial tablet in Thailand. Some may visit many pharmacists, many hospitals but without success. Until finally they could find us after someone tell them to visit Hospital for Tropical Diseases to buy antimalarial tablets.

There are several issues that need to be discussed here;

1. First of all; our government and our FDA have strict rules and regulations to control the use and distribution of antimalarial in Thailand. Since we face with multi-drugs (chloroquine, mefloquine) resistant malaria and this problem will be much worse if we could not control . . . → Read More: Where can I buy antimalarial tablet in Thailand?

SBET regimen in Thailand and Southeast Asia

The concept of SBET is a life-saving treatment kit of malaria. So we have to use the medication that effective against P. falciparum malaria which is the most dangerous malaria. Howover all other malaria species will be killed by those medication also. (except the liver stage of P.vivax, we have to add primaquine to eradiacate them)

Since malaria in Southeast Asis is multi-drug resistance strain. Our standard treatment for P. falciparum is artemisinin combination therapy, normally we use artesunate plus mefloquine.

So our recommended SBET regimens are

1 Artesunate plus Mefloquine Dosage 1. Artesunate (50mg) 4 tab at once on . . . → Read More: SBET regimen in Thailand and Southeast Asia