Has anyone used the generic Malarone tablet? It is available from Travelpharm at half the price of Malarone proper
Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:54 AM
Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:28 AM
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.
Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:45 AM
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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Posted 29 July 2013 - 03:05 PM
Our travel medicine person prescribes it now...Atovaquone-Proguanil.
Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:51 AM
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Posted 06 August 2013 - 09:39 AM
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.
Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:11 PM
just had it - no difference in side effects etc, but tablets are slightly larger
£2.14 per tablet vs £2.52 - so worth it!
Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:43 PM
Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:47 PM
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.
Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:58 PM
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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:51 PM
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!
Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:19 AM
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.
Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:37 PM
Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:12 PM
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!
Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:43 AM
We get our travel medicines at Costco. It's not mail order but they have the best prices.
Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:28 PM
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