WHAT IS DOXYCYCLINE?
Doxycycline is broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic and is licensed for malaria prevention in areas where there is widespread resistance to Mefloquine or Chloroquine or it can be used as an alternative to Mefloquine or Malarone.
To establish whether doxycycline is the most appropriate antimalarial for your travel, you should seek correct advice from your local GP, pharmacist or travel nurse or use reliable websites such as fitfortravel website or alternatively contact us for further information.
HOW DO I TAKE DOXYCYCLINE CAPSULES?
Doxycycline should be taken once a day, starting 1-2 days before entering an endemic area and continued for four weeks after leaving. You should complete the course, unless told otherwise and should try to take it at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with a full glass of water during meals while sitting or standing and should not be taken before going to bed. It should not be taken at the same time as antacids and aluminum, calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc salts as they may decrease the absorption of Doxycycline.