Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Buying Drugs

A year of travel also requires a year of medicine. In addition to the standard meds for my back, I purchased the following travel meds on my doctor’s recommendation:

Mefloquine, also known as Larium – the principal anti-malarial med -- $501.79. As the price indicates, mefloquine was not covered by insurance.

Malarone – anti-malarial to use in areas where mosquitoes are resistant to mefloquine -- $88.79. Yes, you not only have to know when you are in a malarial area, but what meds the local mosquito population is resistant to.

Cipro – an antibiotic for traveler’s diarrhea (T.D.) -- $10.00.

Azithromycin – an antibiotic for areas in which the local T.D. bug is resistant to Cipro (such as Thailand) -- $28.39.

Acetazolamide – altitude sickness med -- $10.00

10 Syringes -- $2.49

Why syringes? Because the practice in the Third World is to provide your own syringes if you need an injection. You wouldn’t want to rely on Cambodian sterilization practices.

1 Comments:

Blogger Good Guy said...

Good info.

Best Regards

6:44 AM  

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