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Can we get malaria pills in B. Aires without perscription?

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Can we get malaria pills in B. Aires without perscription?

After leaving Buenos Aires we will be traveling to malaia areas. Can we get Malaria Chemopropphylaxis w/ Atovaquone-Proguanil pills without perscription? If not who can we see in B.A. to get a perscription?

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1. Re: Can we get malaria pills in B. Aires without perscription?

Yes, you can buy them without a prescription.

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2. Re: Can we get malaria pills in B. Aires without perscription?

Thank you

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3. Re: Can we get malaria pills in B. Aires without perscription?

What areas are you visiting that you require Malaria pills? Also, you do need to start taking them up to a week before you go into a risk area.

Currently, Iguassu falls is NOT a risk area. So there is no need for Malaria pills there.

Also, taking medical advice off a travel forum is as absurd as taking relationship advice off a bathroom wall. You should see your doctor and be informed before you take medication.

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4. Re: Can we get malaria pills in B. Aires without perscription?

I agree with you. We will be traveling to Peru,Chile, Equador and Panama. Since we are in our 70s, public health has recommended Malarone over Doxycycline and we have a US perscription for the Malarone. We used to take malaria pills when working in Abu Dhabi and traveling in Africa back in the 1970s but the the pills were very cheap. Now the Malarone is about $6 per pill in the US and is not covered by any of our medical plans. We heard that it was cheaper in Argintina.

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5. Re: Can we get malaria pills in B. Aires without perscription?

Malarone is atovaquone + proguanil, right?

I can't find this in Argentina's Vademecum (drug listing).

Are you sure that Malarone is available in Argentina?

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6. Re: Can we get malaria pills in B. Aires without perscription?

My trusted pharmacist just confirmed that Malarone in not available in Argentina.

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