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The Best Travelerís Diarrhea Drug

unaffordable in the U.S. so turn to Canada

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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:

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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!

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