Malaria can begin rapidly therefore early protection with anti-malaria tablets is highly recommended. You should also contact your regular nurse in case you may require vaccines prior to your travels. Doxycycline is a cheaper option compared to the branded Malarone tablets, not one anti-malaria tablets are more effective than the other.

Required to take (duration) Malaria Tablets Comparison
Malarone Doxycycline Mefloquine (Lariam)
One tablet daily
1-2 days before trip
One tablet daily
2 days before trip
One tablet weekly
2.5 weeks before trip
During the trip During the trip During the trip
1 week after the trip 4 weeks after the trip 4 weeks after the trip

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Summary of available medications

Medication Quantity Price
Doxycycline 100mg 37 capsules (1 week course) to 400 capsules (1 year course) From £17.99

All medications

Doxycycline

Medication Quantity Price
Doxycycline 100mg 37 capsules (1 week course) £17.99
Doxycycline 100mg 44 capsules (2 week course) £19.99
Doxycycline 100mg 51 capsules (3 week course) £21.99
Doxycycline 100mg 58 capsules (4 week course) £23.99
Doxycycline 100mg 65 capsules (5 week course) £25.99
Doxycycline 100mg 72capsules (6 week course) £27.99
Doxycycline 100mg 86 capsules (8 week course) £31.99
Doxycycline 100mg 114 capsules (12 week course) £39.99
Doxycycline 100mg 212 capsules (6 month course) £59.99
Doxycycline 100mg 400 capsules (1 year course) £99.99


All prices exclude prescription fee


What is doxycycline?

Doxycycline capsules are an antibiotic used to treat a number of infections including malaria. In areas such as Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, the risk of contracting malaria is high and it is therefore essential to start taking preventative medication before visiting such destinations.

What is malaria?

Malaria is a serious disease, spread by malaria-carrying mosquitos, which can be fatal in some cases depending on how quickly and effectively it is treated. Within approximately 2-4 weeks of becoming infected with the disease, symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle pain, nausea and vomiting begin to emerge. Doxycycline can be used to treat malaria after infection has occurred.

Doxycycline capsules contain the active ingredient doxycycline hyclate, an antibiotic used to treat a range of infections.

The recommended dose of Doxycycline for the prevention of malaria is 1 capsule every day.

The course of medication should be started 2 days before travel, continue for the duration of the trip and for 4 weeks after returning.

Doxycycline is often prescribed for curing the chlamydia infection. You can buy doxycycline antibiotics for chlamydia here.

Stop taking Doxycycline and consult your doctor immediately if the following side effects occur; wheezing, swelling of the face or tongue, increased heart rate, fever, severe skin reaction or jaundice.

Refer to the Doxycycline patient information leaflet for a complete list of cautions and side effects.