Doxycycline 100mg Capsules can be used by adults and children over 12 years of age for the prevention of malaria. Always ensure you use anti malaria medicines when visiting malaria risk areas of the world like Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and South America.
Buy Doxycycline online from Travelpharm for the prevention of malaria. This product should not be used to treat malaria but instead should be used to prevent or reduce the risk of malaria. Simply add the right amount to the basket and click Free Online Consultation. Our specialist at Travelpharm will then write your prescription if suitable. Medicines are not ordinary items of eCommerce so it's really important that you provide us with as much information as possible when filling out our forms so we can prescribe safely.
How many Doxycycline should I buy?
Knowing how many to buy can be tricky. Just remember that you need to take one capsule daily starting at least 2 days before arrival, every day there and for four weeks (28 days) on leaving. The easiest way to add this up is; holiday length + 30 capsules.
Travellers have reliably used Doxycycline for many years as a malaria tablet for travel around malaria regions where there is Chloroquine resistance. Areas that are resistant to Chloroquine include but are not limited to, Africa, South America and parts of Asia and Australiasia. Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic used frequently for bacterial infections that affects the blood stage of the malaria parasite killing it after it has emerged from the liver.
How do I take Doxycycline?
Doxycycline should be used as follows:
|How often should casules be taken?||ONE capsule daily.|
|When should I start treatment?||TWO days before entering the malaria region and whilst there.|
|How often when leaving risk area?||DAILY for FOUR weeks after leaving the risk area.|
A typical 2 week (14 days) trip will need 44 capsules (2 + 14 + 28 capsules).
It is important to note that no antimalarials are 100% effective and Travelpharm cannot stress how important insect repellents and mosquito nets are. Always make sure you finish your course!
What Side Effects May I Experience?
Doxycycline is generally well tolerated but it has some significant side effects that must be mentioned. Doxycycline must always be swallowed with a full glass of water to prevent irritation of the throat. It is also associated with sensitivity to sunlight. This is called photosensitivity and affects about 3% of patients.
Who Can't Use Doxycycline?
Our specialist pharmacist will assess all orders for suitability. Doxycycline is not suitable for female patients who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. It is also not suitable for children under 12 years of age. Doxycycline cannot be prescribed as it will damage the teeth and bones of unborn babies and children under 12 years.
ALWAYS READ THE PATIENT LEAFLET BEFORE USE.
Please select the quantity required and then pay online. You can either choose to send the original of the prescription to us, or you can buy online and use our consultation service by clicking FREE online consultation. Travelpharm offers free delivery and other premium delivery options, just check out our delivery terms and conditions.
We offer free delivery* on all mainland UK orders and we aim to dispatch orders within 24-72 hours (please allow for weekends, bank holidays and busy periods). These turnaround times are a guide and our advice is to order your anti-malaria treatments at least two weeks before going on holiday. If you need it any sooner please do not be put off from ordering, it might be worth a quick phone call to us to check whether we can meet your expectations.
Orders are sent out via UK Standard Delivery (usually Royal Mail Tracked 2nd Class), but upgraded services to shorten transit time are also available, where we use Express Delivery at £3.99 (usually Royal Mail Tracked 1st Class) or Express Premium Delivery at £6.99 (DPD or Royal Mail Special Delivery).
Next Day postage options are only available Monday to Thursday are unable to guarantee a Saturday delivery. Please note the Premium Express delivery option does not mean your order will be processed any faster.
We may need to contact you regarding Online Consultations, so please provide a valid email address and telephone number. It is your responsibility to ensure that you provide the correct and complete medical information.
We will not be held responsible for any losses to you the customer if your order does not arrive in time.
*Orders have to qualify for free delivery, currently, all orders over £29 qualify, all orders under £29 are subject to postage and packaging fees as detailed above.
Unfortunately, due to UK rules and regulations produced by the MHRA for distance selling pharmacies like Travelpharm, we are unable to ship products outside the UK.
We understand that you may want, at times, to return an item you've purchased from us. To make this process quick and convenient for you, please read the policy below.
We regret that we cannot, by law, accept returns of any medication. If you return a medicine to us all we can do is dispose of it correctly for you as it cannot be resold. This is to ensure the integrity of the UK medicine supply chain.
Of course, if we have made a mistake or if the product is faulty or damaged, we will accept returns as long as you contact us within 10 days of receiving the order and we have received the product back within 30 days. Please give us a call or contact Travelpharm via the contact us page if you wish to return an item due to an error made by ourselves as we will need to thoroughly investigate why the error occurred. This is our obligation as a registered UK pharmacy.
Once we have received the returned item we will refund the amount paid or resend the product.
If for whatever reason you are not satisfied with any other item you have purchased from us, you may return it if you notify us within 10 days of receiving the order and we receive the product back within 30 days. Once we have received the returned item we will refund the amount paid or resend the product.
All returned products must be in their original packaging, unopened and in a re-saleable condition. We only accept returns for products that have been purchased through us.
Any return which does not meet the conditions set above will not be refunded or replaced.
For further information on returns or to request a refund/return, please contact us.
In short No. No anti-malaria tablet is guaranteed to prevent malaria, but most are very effective if taken correctly. In addition, taking extra precautions like using insect repellents and sleeping under mosquito nets can reduce the risk even further of being infected with the malaria parasite and in combination with the anti malaria tablets you can reduce your risk even further.
Unfortunately, the global malaria picture changes rapidly and your risk will, therefore, vary as well. Here at Travelpharm, we use a wide variety of resources to help us make up to date and accurate decisions about suitability. Some of these resources include the FitForTravel website, TravelHealthPro and Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please ensure you consult the latest guidance or contact Travelpharm on 01159 512092 for free advice.
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to know whether you will get side effects from any medicine until you have tried it.
Malaria medicines seem to have notoriety when it comes to side effects but here at Travelpharm we think that is unjust.
Whilst this should not serve as a personal recommendation, products like Malarone, Generic Malarone and Maloff Protect tend to be very well tolerated with upset stomachs being the most common complaint. Similar is true for Doxycycline as well, but 3% of people may suffer a reaction to sunlight (like sunburn).
Of all the antimalarial products we prescribe at Travelpharm Lariam (Mefloquine) has the worst reputation, but it is used successfully without side effects in many individuals and is a very important product for us to have available. For further information please call on 01159 512092
This is a question you must take up with your own Doctor/Midwife. If pregnant, breastfeeding or hoping to start a family, and about to take antimalarials, it is vital that you discuss this fully with your GP before doing so.
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Travel to malaria risk areas whilst pregnant is not recommended for many reasons and advice to all would be mums is do not travel. If travel to a malaria zone is unavoidable then we must take precautions to ensure you do not contract malaria this includes mosquito nets and mosquito bite avoidance. All antimalarial medicines are unlicensed during pregnancy and breastfeeding so there needs to be a careful risk assessment carried out to ensure the risks are outweighed by the benefits.
Please call us on 0844 8221219 for further help or assistance as we may be in a position to help.