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Our standard prescription includes a course of treatment for 6 days of continual ascent.
3 minute online questionnaire
Runway consultations are quick, easy and cost just $30. Just fill out our online questionnaire and it will be reviewed by a US-licensed physician.
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No pickups or wait times. Your prescriptions are delivered straight to your door within three to five business days.
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Our expert physicians remain available to answer questions, advise treatment and chat with you wherever you are in the world.
What it costs
A Runway consultation costs a fraction of a travel clinic and our medications are priced below average retail pricing. You are only charged if prescribed.
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Medication shipped directly to you
No wait times
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Pharmacy availability not guaranteed
Average 24 day wait for a doctor appointment
Sometimes called “mountain sickness,” altitude sickness is in a group of symptoms that can affect you if you reach a higher elevation, or altitude, too quickly. That usually happens around 8,000 feet or higher.
Anyone can develop altitude sickness, no matter how fit, young or healthy you are. In fact, if you’re physically active while at a high elevation, you’re more likely to develop it.
Chances to get altitude sickness depends on a few things: how quickly you move to a higher elevation, how high up you’re going, the altitude where you sleep/rest, etc.
Your risk also depends on where you live, the altitude you’re accustomed to, your age (young people are more likely to get it) and whether you’ve had altitude sickness before.
Some research suggests our genes can play a role in the body’s ability to handle higher elevations.
Symptoms usually come on within 12 to 24 hours of reaching an elevation higher than 8,000 feet and then get better within a day or two as your body adjusts to the change in altitude. Usually worse at night, you might feel:
Remember to hydrate and, if things become really bad, descend to a lower altitude. If you’re climbing a mountain or expect to reach incredible heights, it may help to bring oxygen and a Gamow bag.
Runway Health is focused on providing exceptional travel health care, and we work exclusively with a team of US-based, board-certified physicians from top-tier universities dedicated to ensuring that travelers have a safe and healthy journey.
Alongside a team of board-certified physicians, Runway has crafted an online questionnaire based consultation that replicates those questions you may typically be asked at a brick-and-mortar travel clinic. You may initiate this online consultation 24/7 without the need to schedule a live visit. Upon reviewing your consultation, your physician may reach out to you via our secure, HIPAA compliant chat portal if they require any additional information. Similarly, should you have any additional questions for your physician, you may contact them for chat based care before, during or after your travels.
After your online consultation, your physician will complete their initial review within 24 hours; however, in many cases this is completed in just a couple of hours.
If you’ve been waiting longer than this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll take care of it.
Once your order is shipped, you will receive an email with details to track your shipment.
Orders are shipped every day except for Sunday and are typically processed within 1 business day after your order has been approved by your physician.
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Not sure what you need? Initiate a Runway consultation and get access to unlimited chat with a licensed physician, personalized prescription suggestions and travel health advice wherever you go.
Just $30 plus the cost medication, if prescribed.
Tackle high elevations, adjust to altitude and recover from hypoxia so you can keep on climbing.
Atovaquone: Proguanil (Malarone)
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I took malaria medication during my trip to the Amazon Rainforest. No issues with malaria!
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The motion sickness patches were very helpful since we were staying on a small sailboat; I don’t think my brother would have been able to keep a meal down if not for them.
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Motion sickness medicine didn’t work for me until I discovered the patch!
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I was having the best time in Mexico until I got an awful stomach bug. Thankfully, I had brought my own medication with me so I didn’t have to deal with language barriers and a local pharmacy. After a quick recovery day, I was still able to enjoy the rest of my trip.
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