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can you buy Malarone in Saigon?

  • kattkaa

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    24th April, 2012
    Posts: 6

    Hi everyone,

    I know I am not the first one to ask but I've been searching with no luck.

    It's £3.3 per tablet in London and it is really a lot of money when trying to travel on a budget.

    Does anyone know if it is available in Vetnam (Saigon)? What other antimalarials are available there?

    We're going to Mekong Delta and then Koh Ta Kiev and Siem Reap and have been advised to take them. My boyfriend has already had dengue so def doesn't want to risk anything.


    #1 Posted: 2/6/2012 - 11:20

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  • sitata

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    5th July, 2012
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    You should be very careful when purchasing drugs overseas. At Sitata, we track reports of counterfeit drugs for statistics and reporting, and they are out there. If you do buy Malarone in Vietnam, please visit a reputable pharmacy.

    How long is your trip? We usually recommend Malarone for shorter trips because the cost is quite high. For longer trips, you might consider doxycycline - just be sure to wear your sunscreen.

    Note that Malarone will not prevent Dengue Fever.

    #2 Posted: 5/7/2012 - 16:21

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