Using Lariam to Prevent MalariaIf you will be traveling to an area where the risk for malaria is high, malaria prevention strategies are recommended. Some of these strategies include:
- Keeping mosquitoes from biting you, especially at night
- Wearing insect repellent and long-sleeved clothing if you are outdoors at night
- Sleeping under bed nets, which are especially effective if they have been treated with insecticide
- Taking antimalaria medications before, during, and after your trip.
Lariam is one of several medications approved for malaria prevention. Not all medications work equally well in all malaria areas. The medication you take to prevent malaria will depend on the area you will visit. Therefore, it is a good idea to talk to a healthcare provider about your travel plans.