Travel Medicines & Advice

Going abroad on holiday or business?

Contact your local Murrays Healthcare pharmacy for advice on whether you’re entering a Malarial Zone or not (at Murrays, our records are kept regularly up-to-date). One souvenir of your trip you don't want to bring back is malaria, following a bite from an infected Mosquito!

Get advice on the type of medication recommended as anti-malarial. Most can be bought at your local pharmacy, though some may require a visit to your doctor.

Most anti-malarial medicines need to be started up to a week before your trip – so make sure you leave plenty of time and don't forget to discuss with your pharmacist the potential side-effects, particularly if you take regular medication.

Take positive action before you travel and look at the best ways to stop being bitten in the first place by an infected Mosquito. Sprays and creams can be especially useful in turning the Mosquito’s unwelcome attentions away from you!

We are also able to advise you on travel vaccines that you may require for travelling to those foreign locations. You will need a prescription from your GP so please allow plenty of time for these and we will be able to dispense them for you.

Benefits of the service

Get advice and medication supply from your local Murrays pharmacy, benefits will include:

  • Convenient location and opening times of our pharmacies – giving you access to our pharmacist for advice without appointment.
  • We sell or can obtain a wide range of travel products for your trip.
  • Friendly, knowledgeable staff available to discuss your travel requirements.

Talk to a professional

Our team of expert pharmacists offer advice and support at your local Murrays Pharmacy.

How does this service work?

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Pop into one of our pharmacies to speak to the pharmacist/one of our healthcare team.*

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Details will be taken from you of your travel itinerary and requirements.

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Advice will be offered on anti-malarials required and preventative measures that will help to protect you on your travels.

*This is available in selected Murrays pharmacies only.

How long does the consultation take?

Consultation with your murrays pharmacist/advisor can vary depending on your circumstances and suitability for your preferred treatment. Click below to find your nearest pharmacy.