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2007/06/12 02:20:48 (permalink)

Going to india

Im going to india in august, what do i need in terms of jabs and stuff? Can i get malaria tabs without prescription?

Most importantly, I hear the chances of me getting struck down with some kind of stomach bug are very high, is there anything good to protect/strengthen the stomach as mine is quite weak.

cheers

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    Ouch
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    RE: Going to india 2007/06/12 02:52:54 (permalink)
    Speak to your GP.

    I did before going to Syria and everytime i would go i get sick. This time i went and nothing went wrong.
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    RE: Going to india 2007/06/12 04:39:22 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: sub_z3ro

    Im going to india in august, what do i need in terms of jabs and stuff? Can i get malaria tabs without prescription?
    cheers

    sub


    I'm not sure without prescription, when i went to the philippines i had a choice of about 5, the cheapest being £17, i opted for the £50 ( crazy i know ) ones as you only have to continue taking them for a week on your return, the cheapest ones you have to keep taking for a month when you get back.

    Also if it's not a malaria risk city province etc, its your own choice.

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    RE: Going to india 2007/06/12 14:55:00 (permalink)
    depending on where abouts you going mate, but in most cases you will need to get Typhoid and Tetanus jabs (if you haven't already done so from previous holidays) and again depending on where in India your malaria tablets will be OTC in the chemist. There are only a few places where the recommended malaria tablets are POMs.

    Where abouts are you going?

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    RE: Going to india 2007/06/12 15:46:33 (permalink)
    This may have changed but a few years ago you needed a holiday visa to go to certain parts of india.

    I know a mate of mine who booked and only discovered this a few weeks prior to flying and struggled to get it in time.

    Like I say, things might have changed now

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    RE: Going to india 2007/06/12 17:16:31 (permalink)
    m8. drink only bottled water in india. you Cannot trust tap water purity. it will be extremly hot and humid with lots of mosqitoes, so got some cream as u will have alot of bite marks goa is worth a visit !

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    RE: Going to india 2007/06/12 17:47:26 (permalink)
    yeah you need a visa.

    you have to get it from the embassy in london 6 weeks before you go
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    RE: Going to india 2007/06/13 01:01:16 (permalink)
    this tells you quite a bit..........

    http://www.fco.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1007029390590&a=KCountryAdvice&aid=1013618387153

    also go easy on the curries but this applies in any country........not just India.

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    RE: Going to india 2007/06/13 03:32:16 (permalink)
    3 types of malaria drugs..

    malarone, the best but incredibly expesnive....few sides

    doxycycline - one of the cheapest.but can make skin sensitive to sunlight...so be careful if you are fair skinned and going on a beach holiday

    larium....only need to take once a week, but can cause mental problems! ( I kid you not)....

    as far as Im aware, all require a presecription.
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    RE: Going to india 2007/06/13 12:04:36 (permalink)
    Thanks all! Will book in with GP!

    Im off to chennai (madras), being paid to go there to play some rock n roll!

    cheers

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