Active Ingredients: Doxycycline
You should start taking doxycycline 1 or 2 days before going to an area where there is malaria.
Carry on for 4 weeks after leaving the area. Check with your doctor or pharmacist that doxycycline is the best medicine to prevent malaria in the country you are travelling to.
Important Carry on taking doxycycline until you've completed the course, even if you feel better. How to take it Always swallow your doxycycline capsule whole and have it with a full glass of water a medium sized glass - 200 ml.
You can take this medicine with or without food. However you're less likely to feel sick if you have it with food. It's important to take doxycycline while you're in an upright position. You can be sitting, standing or walking. This will stop the medicine irritating your food pipe or stomach.
What if I forget to take it? In this case, just leave out the missed dose and take your next dose as normal. Never take 2 doses at the same time. Never take an extra dose to make up for a forgotten one.
You could also ask your pharmacist for advice on other ways to remember your medicines. What if I take too much? Accidentally taking an extra dose of doxycycline is unlikely to harm you.
Speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you're worried or you take more than 1 extra dose. Side effects Like all medicines, doxycycline can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
Common side effects These common side effects happen in around 1 in 10 people. Keep taking the medicine, but talk to your doctor or pharmacist if these side effects bother you or don't go away: headaches feeling or being sick nausea or vomiting being sensitive to sunlight Serious side effects are rare and happen in less than 1 in 1,000 people.
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