Doxycycline

Doxycycline Capsules

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What Is Doxycycline?

Doxycycline 100mg Capsules belongs to a group of medicines called tetracycline antibiotics. Doxycycline also has a wide range of uses in treating infection and preventing infections. One of its uses is to prevent Malaria in travellers.

Doxycycline is the cheapest malaria tablet available and the side effects are uncommon and usually mild.

How To Take

Dose

Take ONE tablet daily starting TWO days prior to leaving for your trip.

Continue for the whole DURATION of the trip in malaria risk area.

Continue for FOUR weeks upon leaving malarious area.

Effectiveness

Take at the same time each day, with food or a milky drink, where possible. This will increase the amount of Doxycycline your body can absorb, and make your treatment more effective.

Complete Course

It is very important to COMPLETE the course.

Special Instructions

It is important you take steps to avoid being bitten.

Also take extra care in the sun whilst taking doxycycline. Protect your skin by wearing sunscreen (factor 30 or higher), and wear a hat and protective clothing.

  • Use insect repellent on exposed areas of the skin
  • Wear light coloured clothing that covers most of the body
  • Sleep in a screened room or under a mosquito net
  • Close windows and doors at sunset
  • Consider using an insecticide (mats, spray, plug-ins)

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects.

Although not everybody gets them and the effects are usually mild to moderate and of a short duration.

Please ensure you carefully read the Patient Information Leaflet accompanied with this treatment.

Common Side-Effects Include

  • Can cause your skin to be more sensitive to sunlight than normal
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea

Patient Information Leaflet

We strongly advise that you carefully read the Patient Information Leaflet before you take this treatment.