Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Prescriptions Day

This morning I visited my local walk-in clinic to obtain prescriptions for Dukoral (traveler's diarrhea and cholera), Azithromycin (traveler's diarrhea), and Doxycycline (malaria), all of which are critical for preventing these conditions while I am in Laos.

Once I obtained the necessary prescriptions, I ventured to the pharmacy just down the street from where I live and had them filled. After a 15-minute wait, they were ready and so was the bill. For all three prescriptions, it totalled $164.95.

The only two items remaining on my medications list to purchase are Gastrolyte (for preventing fluid loss due to diarrhea and vomiting) and Imodium (for diarrhea), both of which do not require a prescription. I only need to use these medications in the event that I do get diarrhea.

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