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Question

How much does Odimune cost in South Africa?

How much does odimune cost in south africa?

Answer

Thanks for getting in touch.

ARVs in South Africa should be free. If you are being asked to pay, please go to another clinic.

If however you are asking about the price so that you can buy them, then a pharmacy should be able to tell you this.

The price will vary depending on the type and make of each medicine.

Some combinations might be as little as US $100 for a year. Others might cost this for only one month.

10 comments

  1. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Makwena,

    It is possible to buy ARVs in South Africa, you will however need a prescription from your doctor. As to where you can buy them, you’d need to ask at pharmacies near to where you live as we don’t have this sort of information. This is because we’re a UK based organisation.

  2. Makwena

    I have a problem to go to the clinic to collect my ARVS because i am working Monday to Saturday is it possible that i can buy them from the pharmacy on my time and how much is gonna cost me per month. I am in Johannesburg ( Benoni) if there is any pharmacy you know please assist.

    Your prompt respond will be highly appreciated

  3. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Sammy,

    Atrozia is a very effective ARV. Its also commonly used in South Africa. For more info about Atrozia, which is a generic version of Atripla please see here:

    http://i-base.info/guides/1561

    Do you know what your CD4 count is?

  4. sammy

    I’m here in South Africa I’d like to know Which arvs are good for me as I was told that my viral load is 1440000 and I started my arvs 4 days ago after 13 yrs full leaving with the virus in my body. I went to the public clinic and they gave me Atroiza and lastly what are the side effects?

  5. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Niels,

    If you’re in South Africa, then yes its possible to buy ARVs. You will however need a prescription from your doctor. You can get them from pharmacies.

    If you aren’t in South Africa, then please let me know where you are.

  6. niels

    I want to buy medicine

  7. Lisa Thorley

    I Ioice,

    Are you planning on moving, or going on holiday? Also where is it that you are wanting to go?

  8. loice

    If I want to go overseas but I’m taking treatment here in south Africa, what must I do?

  9. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Madibe,

    Unfortunately this isn’t something that I can help you with because i-base are a UK based organisation. I know it can be disruptive taking time of work. However, it may be the only solution. So that you don’t need to take time off on a regular basis could you ask the clinic to give you a bigger supply? Or is there anyone that could collect your meds for you?

  10. Madibe

    I really need to be able to get my arvs at a counter because I can’t go to clinic because I’m working Monday to Friday. Please help me with the name of the pharmacy that i get them.

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