Prices

1 week course

37 capsule / 100 mg - £24.00

2 week course

44 capsule / 100 mg - £27.50

3 week course

51 capsule / 100 mg - £31.00

4 week course

58 capsule / 100 mg - £35.00


About Doxycycline

How to take Doxycycline

You should take one 100mg tablet per day, beginning 2 days before you enter an area where the illness is prevalent. You should then continue the treatment throughout your stay and for a further four weeks after you have returned to a malaria-free area.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if this is near the time of your next dose, you should miss the skipped dose and continue the treatment. You should try to avoid missing doses, as it decreases your protection. If you vomit or have diarrhoea within an hour of taking the tablet, you should take a repeat dose, as it is likely that the Doxycycline has not been absorbed into your blood stream.

If you experience stomach pain when taking doxycycline, you can take your tablet with food. You should take your daily doxycycline tablet at least half an hour before lying down or going to bed to minimise the risk of stomach irritation and nausea.

You should take Doxycycline 2 to 3 hours before or after taking products containing aluminium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc or bismuth subsalicylate (such as antacids, didanosine, quinapril, vitamin and mineral tablets, dairy products and calcium-enriched juices). These may bind to Doxycycline and prevent your body from properly absorbing the drug.

What does Doxycycline contain?

The active ingredient is Doxycycline in the form Doxycycline Hyclate. The standard dose for preventing malaria is 100mg per day, given in one tablet.

Common Doxycycline side effects

  • Skin rash
  • Flaking of the skin
  • Skin sensitivity to sunlight
  • Severe headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Inflammation and ulcers of the gullet
  • Blood disorders
  • Worsening of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

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Malaria Tablets

Once you know you’re travelling to country with a risk of malaria, you can get treatment before you go. Zava offers a range of options to consider, without needing to see a doctor face to face.



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