Doxycycline is the most affordable treatment for the prevention of Malaria. It can be started as late as 2 days before you embark on your holiday.
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.
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.
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.
It is very important to COMPLETE the course.
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.
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
We strongly advise that you carefully read the Patient Information Leaflet before you take this treatment.