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.


Blogger Good Guy said...

Good info.

Best Regards

6:44 AM  

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