Question: Could you please expand on the danger of not being treated promptly? Is that meant with or without symptoms even ?
Could I die of malaria without having any sign of being unwell for at least 24 h plus first?
Secondly, what risk of poisoning or harm would an approx 1 y expired malaria drug Lonart-DS ( artemwther 80 mg and lumefrantine 480 mg ) possibly have if taken with the intention of treatment ?
Answer: First of all, please note that this forum is not intended to be a substitute for consultation with a medical doctor and you should ONLY follow guidance provided to you by a medical professional with whom you have consulted directly and who is familiar with your case.
No, severe malaria infection, including death from malaria, is always associated with symptoms, most notably high fever. Other symptoms of malaria can be found on the Malaria Symptoms and Causes page.
It is dangerous to use expired drugs. First of all, the active ingredients can break down over time, reducing the efficacy of the treatment, leaving the patient at risk of the dangers of malaria. Even more dangerously, the break down of the active ingredients can sometimes result in toxic by-products, which could be harmful if ingested.