Is it possible to buy Mefloquine (Lariam) in India?
Replies: 17 - Last Post: Oct 13, 2012 10:39 PM Last Post By: fivejacks
Oct 9, 2012 5:26 AM
Oct 9, 2012 6:51 AM
1It`s fairly rare to NEED a prescription for medication in India, but you should be advised to not medicate yourself without a doctor`s opinion.
And the price is the least of your worries.
Oct 9, 2012 6:58 AM
Oct 9, 2012 8:17 AM
3I can medicate myself, I'm a doctor actually :) Thanks for your replies, good to know it's available, hope someone will know how much it costs, in fact the price varies from country to country (from 6-10 euro in Portugal to bout 40 pounds in the UK - quite a difference).
Oct 9, 2012 8:35 AM
4Sorry to hear (read) it mate, hope you're back in shape
As I said before, being a doctor myself I know about the side effects that can occur etc, I've taken mefloquine already and didn't have any adverse reactions, I do not tolerate antibiotics (doxy) and cannot afford Malarone. So the answer here is mefloquine :)
Anyone knows how much it costs approx?
Oct 9, 2012 8:59 AM
5childoffortune, I had to chuckle when I saw your post (and the info that you were a doctor) right after I posted mine. Bad timing. BTW in most countries doctors are right up at the top of the pay scale. Not so in Poland?
Further research at a local pharmacist turned up the following information:
I asked how much it would cost for a eight week treatment of an anti-malaria tablet. Included in the calculation were the before and after tablets and the dispensing fee. Here is what I was told-
Malarone 70 tablets $389.14 CDN 5.57 a tablet x 7 days = $39. per week
Larium 14 tablets $103. **7.36 a tablet*-* 1 per week= 7.36 per week
generic mefloquine 14 tablets $80.99 5.78 a tablet x 1 per week = $5.78 per week
chloroquine 250 mg 28 tablets $25.83 92¢ a tablet x 2 per week = 1.84 a week
2 tabs a week
My initial reaction was WOW! I had no idea that malarone was that much more expensive than the others or that chloroquine was that much cheaper. I should mention that these are Canadian prices and the relative cost of the variious drugs may be different in your country.
Oct 9, 2012 7:40 PM
6" in fact the price varies from country to country "
I think you mean for Mefloquine. It is quite cheap in India though not as cheap as Doxy..
Oct 10, 2012 6:49 AM
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Oct 13, 2012 9:14 AM
13Bottom line is that the OP has taken it before, is above the age of majority, and is aware of the risk. This, despite the self medication angle which is part of an old joke about doctors, indicates that they will find Larium (Mefloquine) at better pharmacies in Delhi at a much cheaper price than Poland, inshaAllah..
Oct 13, 2012 9:26 AM
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