Doxycycline 50mg

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Doxycycline is an antibiotic which is used to prevent malaria

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Please Note

You must take 1 tablet a day for 1-2 days before the trip – 1 a day during the trip – 1 a day 4 weeks after the trip

simply select the amount of weeks you are away above.


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Doxycycline is an antibiotic which is used to prevent malaria.Taking antimalarial tablets such as doxycycline is an important step in staying healthy when spending time in a malaria risk area. The tablets need to be taken every day in order to prevent the illness, beginning two days prior to travel.

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Stop taking the capsules immediately and seek urgent medical advice if:

  • you notice that your skin is very sensitive to light (you may get a skin rash, itching, redness or severe sunburn when out in sunlight or after using a sun bed).

Contact your doctor at once if the following reactions happen:

  • wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, fever, sudden swellings of the face, lips, throat, tongue, hands or feet, fast heart rate, low blood pressure, rash or itching (especially affecting the whole body), pericarditis (inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart)
  • swollen tongue, watery diarrhoea, fever and cramps (pseudomembranous colitis), soreness and itching around the back passage and/or genital areas, inflammation around the vagina, or thrush of the vagina or mouth
  • worsening of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • altered numbers of certain types of blood cells, you may notice that you bruise easily, have nose bleeds, or suffer from infections and sore throats, porphyria (sensitivity of the skin to sunlight, inflammation of nerves and stomach pains)
  • tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears)
  • inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), jaundice (yellowing of the skin or white of the eyes), liver failure and inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
  • severe skin reactions such as erythema multiforme (circular, irregular red patches), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (rash with flushing, fever, blisters or ulcers), toxic epidermal necrolysis (reddening, peeling and swelling that resembles burns).
  • headache, fever, sweating, shivering, feeling unwell or sick, with joint pain, increased heartbeat followed low blood pressure (Jarisch- Herxheimer reaction)
  • drug-induced hypersensitivity reaction that includes fever, rash, and blood abnormalities (Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms - DRESS).

Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects or notice any other effects not listed:

  • Glands and hormones: discolouration of thyroid tissue (does not affect thyroid function).
  • Central nervous system: headache, increased pressure in the skull (severe headaches, blurred and/or double vision, blind spots), permanent loss of vision, bulging fontanelles (soft spot on head) of infants.
  • Gastrointestinal tract: stomach pain, loss of appetite, feeling or being sick, heartburn, diarrhoea, difficulty swallowing, sore or painful tongue or mouth, black hairy tongue, inflammation and/or ulcers of the gullet, discolouration or underdevelopment of teeth.
  • Liver: changes in liver function tests.
  • Skin: detachment of the nail from finger bed.
  • Muscles and bones: muscle or joint pain.
  • Kidneys: an increase in urea in the blood.

Please Note

You must take 1 tablet a day for 1-2 days before the trip – 1 a day during the trip – 1 a day 4 weeks after the trip

simply select the amount of weeks you are away above.

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

You should not drink alcohol whilst taking Doxycycline capsules, speak to your doctor if you have any questions.

Swallow the capsules whole with a full glass of water, if the capsules irritate your stomach take them with food or milk. You should take the capsules either sitting down or standing up and well before you go to bed for the night to stop irritation and ulceration of your gullet. It is important not to lie down for at least thirty minutes after taking Doxycycline capsules.

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