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MALARONE EQUIVALENT

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Has anyone used the generic Malarone tablet? It is available from Travelpharm at half the price of Malarone proper

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@@samburumags in our NHS pharmacies, in the UK, we've already switched to the generic version.

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Not yet, but I will do next time I have to buy some. It's been available since Feb in the UK- unfortunately I was "organised" enough to get all my malarone for all my trips this year back in Jan.

 

Last time I looked it wasn't quite half price but maybe it's gone down.

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Yes, not quite half price yet - around £10 to £12 cheaper (inc. VAT) per pack of 12 tablets (Malarone = around £30 per pack of 12 tablets). It will get cheaper when more generic versions hit the market.

 

No generic versions of Malarone Paediatric are available yet, as it still has some time to run with its patent.

 

Personally, I always use Lariam.

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Our travel medicine person prescribes it now...Atovaquone-Proguanil.

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Will have to remember that for next time.

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In Kenya, Malanil, the indian generic (I believe from Cipla) is available at a tiny fraction of the cost of Malarone in the Northern Hemisphere. If you're travelling here, it might be worth skipping buying it at home and just buying it here at a local pharmacy/chemist.

 

It's just as effective, by the way.

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just had it - no difference in side effects etc, but tablets are slightly larger

 

£2.14 per tablet vs £2.52 - so worth it!

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I have recommended this generic to many people but sods law it is unavailable in my part of France. Our chemist told me he could get it so I got a prescription and now he says he cannot so I have had to get another prescription for Malarone. If only I had known earlier I could have sent the original prescription to Travelpharm who would have sent it out by post.

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Why would you need another prescription for malarone?

 

A prescription is for the drug not the brand. A prescription for malarone should be valid for the generic and vice versa.

 

I have had prescriptions in the past where I might get a branded drug or the generic, depending on what the pharmacy had in stock.

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C'est la France, the French love paperwork!

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Just to add insult to injury my French chemist has insisted that I have to buy two packets of malarone i.e. 24 tablets when I only ordered 16. My UK chemist used to give me exactly the number I required. A box of 12 costs 50 euros!

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Just back from Tanzania where I took the new tablet (Atovaquone and Proguanil) which I bought online just before I went from Travel Pharm for £1.75 a tablet plus a £10 consultation fee as I didn't have my own prescription. Took 5 minutes to fill out the online 'consultation questionnaire which is their 'prescription'. Took about 5 days for delivery from placing the order.

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Great service, I wish now I had taken my own advice! Got them now so next time I will definitely go to Travelpharm

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Just curious, is there a US equivalent for ordering online? I can't seem to find one, but I'd love to save the $$. Three weeks of meds for two people = OUCH!

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This is a great help in saving money thanks

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We get our travel medicines at Costco. It's not mail order but they have the best prices.

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@@bilred I have edited this post as I do not wish for medicine to be traded via Safaritalk. Thanks for the understanding. Matt.

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I actually do not want members selling their excess malarone, (or any other meds), through Safaritalk. Hence, I have edited the post by @@samburumags and @@bilred above.

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