We can provide prescriptions for important medications for your trip. We do not carry these prescriptions in our clinic but can write a prescription to be filled at the pharmacy of your choice. The cost of the prescription will likely be up to your insurance provider and your pharmacy. Medications we prescribe include:
Certain parts of the world are at risk for malaria. We can advise on and prescribe a variety of medications to prevent malaria, including Malarone (Atovaquone/Proguanil). We will counsel you on what specific medication we think is appropriate based on your itinerary and medical history.
Depending on your destination, we may recommend an antibiotic to take with you for self-treatment of commonly encountered conditions, such as Traveler's diarrhea. We will write the prescription for you and send it to your preferred pharmacy.
For itineraries involving high altitude travel (over 9,800 feet / 3,000 meters), we will tailor a plan to prevent and treat altitude sickness. Such high altitude international destinations include the Andes in South America, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and the Himalayas in Asia, among other locations. Within the United States, high altitude destinations include parts of Alaska, the Rocky Mountains, etc.
Typically we will prescribe a medication to help with nausea and/or vomiting.
Other medications as needed
On a case-by-case basis, we may prescribe other medications as appropriate and necessary.