"CIWEC" Top 5 Page for this destination Kathmandu Favorite Tip by josephescu

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Favorite thing: CIWEC clinic is used by most foreign residents in Kathmandu and by foreign tourists. The clinic is staffed by foreigners and a doctor is on call on the clock. A consultation 45 USD, CCs accepted.

I went there to get malaria pills (since i was going to the Chitwan for the weekend). however, the doctor said since its' winter time, there is no risk at all. However, i brought some pills "just in case".

Some other piece of advice i gor from them on Malaria
no tablet is 100% effective against malaria, thus avoid mosquitos, take malaria tablets reqularily and treat fevers immediately not after one or 2 days.
Most common medicines
-chloroquine and paludrine ? 2 weeks before exposure and 4 weeks afterwards
-mefloquine ? take weekly, 2 weeks before and 4 weeks after, 10 USD/tablet, difficult to find but most effective
-doxycycline ? take daily, 2 days before and 4 weeks after
-malarone ? daily, 1 day before and 1 week later, 7 USD per tablet

Fondest memory: www.ciwec-clinic.com
phone - 4424111
opening hours - 9 am ? 4 pm 1 hour (lunch break from 12 to 1), Monday ? Friday
location - just across the UK embassy northeast of Thamel

Refrain from buying malaria pills form the local pharmacy around the corner in Nepali cities?..reports say as per the tests performed, over half of them are fakes?.Chinese gangs copy virtually all brands?.. not even the shopkeeper knows whether he?s selling an original or a fake one?..with the risks of getting adverse side effects or even worse, malaria resistant viruses higher than ever.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 27, 2007
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