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Malaria Tablets

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Malaria Tablets

I posted on here last week asking about how easy it is to buy malaria tablets in Bangkok.

I had some great replies so thank-you.

What I need to know now is would I be able to get the brand Choroquine Phosphate as that is the best dose for me.

Once again thanks

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1. Re: Malaria Tablets

What malarial parasites there are in Thailand are largely chloroquine-resistant, meaning that taking chloroquine phosphate will probably not do much to help prevent malaria.

In addition, aside from isolated rural and forested areas on the borders with Burma, Cambodia and Laos, there is little danger in Thailand of contracting malaria.

I have no idea if this medication is available in Thailand.

By the way, it's "chloroquine." That may help you when you google for more information.

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2. Re: Malaria Tablets

Check with your doctor and see if you can get by with Doxycycline. Doxy is easy to get all over Thailand and it is cheap.

Read the instructions that are always available at the pharmacy. Check the expiration date too.


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3. Re: Malaria Tablets

You need to worry about Dengue Fever more and there is nothing you can take against it except to cover up and wear lots of repellent, particularly in the mornings and evenings, but these mozzies bite all day. Sunscreen with repellent is useful.

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4. Re: Malaria Tablets

Agreed; Malaria is a very tiny risk, while Dengue Fever is a substantial one.

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5. Re: Malaria Tablets

As Bill2P posted, most mosquitoes are chloroquine resistant. Why on earth are you using malaria prophylactics anyway? They won't help against the far more prevalent Dengue fever.

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