Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
February 2020    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 35, No. 2   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
What's this?

The Best Travelerís Diarrhea Drug

unaffordable in the U.S. so turn to Canada

from the February, 2020 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Subscriber Content Preview
Only active subscribers can view the whole article here

American pharmaceutical companies often charge exorbitant amounts for drugs, and when the writer of our Cozumel piece, a physician, said he used Rifaximin, an antibiotic, to treat of travelers' gastroenteritis, a subscriber, Bob Halem (San Jose, CA), investigated the advice. The best price he could find for 42 tablets was a whopping $1500, a larcenous amount. So, we queried our writer and this is what he replied:

* * * *

Diarrhea is an occupational hazard for all international dive travelers. While typical of Mexican travel, it can affect divers traveling in the Caribbean, Red Sea, Indonesia, Micronesia or anywhere....

It halted symptoms in about four hours when two 200 mg tablets were taken at the first sign of problems. This saved a lot of dives!

Subscribers: Read the full article here

Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!



I want to get all the stories! Tell me how I can become an Undercurrent Online Member and get online access to all the articles of Undercurrent as well as thousands of first hand reports on dive operations world-wide

Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2022 Undercurrent (
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.