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Cheapest place to buy malarone?
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Old 26-02-2005, 5:32 PM
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Question Cheapest place to buy malarone?

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I need to buy 21 tablets(for each of the 5 members of my wedding party) within the next few weeks - anyone any idea of the cheapest place to get them?? Have been quoted £3 in local pharmacy and have seen them online for £2.25 per tablet. Anyone do any better than that?
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Old 26-02-2005, 7:38 PM
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In Telegraph Travel today. I think Boots online was the cheapest.
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Old 26-02-2005, 8:37 PM
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Default Cheapest place to buy Malarone

Boots Online was £2.10 per tablet when I last looked on the site. I have been quoted £2.86 in store and £2.50,£2.40 and £3 at other chemists. I have not ordered them yet, but I think you have to give them the prescription number before they will send them.
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Originally Posted by nippy26
Hi,

I need to buy 21 tablets(for each of the 5 members of my wedding party) within the next few weeks - anyone any idea of the cheapest place to get them?? Have been quoted £3 in local pharmacy and have seen them online for £2.25 per tablet. Anyone do any better than that?
Hi

We (a family of 4) went to Zambia last year, and after a nasty experience with Larium for my wife last visit, were advised to use Malarone by our GP. We looked around for quite a while, and eventaully bought it (29 tabs per person, if I recall correctly) from:

http://www.travelpharm.co.uk

I can't remember how much we paid, but it was by far the cheapest we found, no carriage (registered) and the guy there was extremely helpful. We also bought a couple of mossie nets.

Enjoy your trip. We found Malarone to be better than anything else we've tried over the past ten years.

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Many thanks to you all - boots online it is then....saving £18.90 each..
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Hi,there are three of us going to kenya ,Tablets are expensive enough,but we also need a private perscription each ! any moneysavers know a way round this?
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i got our tablets from the dispesary at the gp's surgery, at the suggestion of the nurse, and didnt have a prescription, but she did write it down on a leaflet for us, so, just a thought, but if you have a "holiday clinic" at your surgery, the evening they set aside for hol jabs etc, maybe your nurse would do the same? prob is then, you will probably be resricted to where you can purchase from.

for reference, i paid £68 for 30 tablets. have to say though, they were far and away better than the cheaper alternatives out there.

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Old 22-06-2006, 11:21 AM
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I bought them last week at Asda pharmacy - £2.20 per tablet. Had to get a private prescription from GP.
If you need Typhoid/Hep A jabs, some GP's do them free (ours did!)
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Do check at your local surgery as many sell them cheaper than elsewhere, ours is far away cheaper than anywhere else I could find. Also some Dr's charge for a private prescription just depends on your Dr.
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You can also try www.stratford-pharmacy.co.uk. Malarone is £2.12 per tablet, and the service is quick. Fortunately my GP doesn't charge me for the script.
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Boots online are still currently the cheapest. No P&P. But you obviously have to register with them and, give your script No. This is easy and they're £2.10 per tablet. The big thing for me is that you know what you are getting...!
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bots.com still the cheapest with a two week script £48pp, lloyds ere by far the most expensive at £74!
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Also remember if looking to buy specifically on the high street to ask around best price. A lot of pharmacists have a bit of discretion on the price and can tweak it slightly, some don't though. Can't hurt to ask, independents tend to have more say than not
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Old 30-12-2008, 10:37 PM
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Some in store Tesco pharmacies have it at a good price, we paid £2.00 per tablet. You need to call around. Get the GPO to check, as in some areas Doxy may not be effective as there has been a resistance built up to it.
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Default Comparison of prices

drhelen, just checked online and i'm not sure where you're getting your prices, Boots.com has malarone at £2.10 per tablet and lloydspharmacy.com at £2.16 per tablet - this isn't as far apart as your suggested two week costs...

bathsheba - stratford pharmacy seems now to be quoting £2.18.

I guess you've got to keep your eye on these prices....

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Old 09-03-2009, 8:52 PM
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I spent hours looking for the cheapest as they do cost a fortune i was told Tesco and you get points oh yes i needed 46 tablets for two people for two weeks,£64.00 each prescription,£128.00 .The best place is TRAVELPHARM type it in google ,£101 .20p.free postage happy hols

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Hi everyone, i have just bought 24 Malarone - Malarone 250mg + 100mg for £7.20!!! from Boots on line!
Free delivery as well. just £14.40 for both of us, gotta post prescription to a free post address! x
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Hi everyone, i have just bought 24 Malarone - Malarone 250mg + 100mg for £7.20!!! from Boots on line!
Free delivery as well. just £14.40 for both of us, gotta post prescription to a free post address! x

How did you do that? I get it coming up at £54 for 24 tablets :confused:
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mine was £48.05 for 21 tabs, are you sure you ordered correct amount?
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Old 25-08-2009, 2:26 PM
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Where is everyone getting these cheap prices on boots online? Mine came up £40 for 18 tabs :confused:

I'm trying to figure out what i'm doing wrong
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