Doxycycline in prophylaxis against malaria
Doxycycline is an antibiotic that can be used as a method of prevention against malaria, methods of prevention of malaria are commonly referred to as prophylactics. As one of the most prevalent antimalarial medications prescribed Doxycycline is effective at killing the malaria parasite.
When to take Doxcycline
If Doxycycline is recommended for your journey by a physician you must start taking the medication two days before you travel therefore it is important you buy Doxycycline prior to undertaking your journey. Patients should continue to take Doxycycline for the duration of their stay so that if an infected mosquito does bite there will be sufficient protection within the system to prevent the contraction of malaria. Users of this treatment should continue to take Doxycycline for a four week period after leaving the area where malaria is present. This will ensure the drug continues to be available to destroy any parasites that may have entered their system during the preceding time period spent in the malarial region.
How to take Doxycycline
Doxycycline medication come in capsule or tablet form with the general dose being 100mg. The medication should be taken once a day with water. It is imperative to take Doxycycline on a regular basis to allow it to offer its highest protection.
Doxycycline and Side Effects
As with all medications there is a risk of side effects and some users of doxycycline as a prophylactic have reported diarrhoea, vomiting, blurred vision, sounds in ears, headaches, reduction in appetite, sore tongue, thrush and sunburn due to light sensitivity (sunscreen should be used). Anyone experiencing such side effects should consult their doctor for further guidance on their continuation of doxycycline treatment.