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Doxycycline as a malaria prophylaxisDoxycycline is a widely used antibiotic commonly used as a malaria prophylaxis and treatment for malaria. Now you can easily order your own Doxycycline without leaving the comfort of your home. Apomeds helps prevent and treat malaria, without the usual inconvenience of having to wait in your doctor's surgery and in the queue at your local pharmacy.
Doxycycline is used to combat a wide range of different bacteria, but is also a partially productive causal prophylactic, making it suitable as a malaria prophylactic.
What is Doxycycline as a malaria prophylaxis
Doxycycline is actually a synthetically derived tetracycline. Tetracyclines are a family of very wide-ranging antibiotics that are enriched with protozoa, including the malaria parasite plasmodium. This basically means that the drug is very useful in the treatment of the liver stage plasmodium (in combination with some other medicines), which also makes it very effective in preventing malaria. In addition, it is also very effective in areas with multidrug-resistant falciparum malaria. In addition, the drug has the ability to be absorbed very quickly when taken orally. After ingestion, doxycycline is detectable in the blood within 15-30 minutes. The ability to absorb quickly makes it all the more effective.
Duration and dosage of Doxycycline
Doxycycline is available in many different dosages and concentrations, but 100 mg capsules or tablets are most commonly prescribed for malaria treatment or prophylaxis.
The usual adult dosage for malaria prophylaxis is 100 mg, once daily. Therapy should be started one-two days prior to travel, then during a stay in a malarial region, and continued for four full weeks after completion of the visit.
The dosage for adults as treatment is 100 mg twice daily for one week (seven days); it must be taken with schizontozide, a fast-acting remedy. The treatment of Plasmodium vivax or ovals also requires primaquine.
The drug can be used to treat children over the age of eight years.
As a prophylaxis, the usual dose for children is 2.2 mg / kg (up to a dose of 100 mg). Therapy should begin one-two days prior to travel to a malarial area, and should be continued during the visit and four weeks after the visit.
The usual dosage for treating children with malaria is 2.2 mg / kg (up to a dose of 100 mg) twice daily for seven days. It should be used with a fast-acting schizontozide.
Clinical studies have shown that the effect of malaria prophylaxis is between 92% and 96% for falciparum infections and 98% for primary vivax infections.
When used correctly in combination with a fast-acting schizontoxide, the effectiveness of the doxycycline treatment is 96-100%.
It is also among the most widely used drugs, as there are no limits to its use in the prevention of malaria. There is no sign of impairment if the drug has been used for an extended period of time. The general experience with doxycycline is very positive.
Side effects of Doxycycline
The drug is usually very well tolerated, however, some side effects may occur.
The most common side effects of doxycycline include:
- Photosensitivity of the skin
- Allergic reactions, such as swelling or rashes
- Irritation of the gastro-intestinal tract, such as bloating and nausea
- Ear noises
- Disorders of blood clotting
- decreased neutrophilia
- muscle pain
- Odour, taste and vision disorders
Contra-indications and interactions
You should tell your doctor about any over-the-counter, prescription, or recreational drugs you are taking, as well as all herbal products and medicines.
The drugs and products that have a weak interaction include:
- Barbiturates (such as phenobarbital)
- Seizure medications (such as phenytoin)
- Retinoid oral medications (such as isotretinoin, acitretin)
- "Blood thinners" (like warfarin)
- The drug may also give false results in some laboratory tests, e.g. urine catecholamine level test.
- It should not be taken by lactating women, pregnant women and children under eight years of age.
Buy Doxycycline for Malaria - Apomeds
If you travel to the malaria region, then this is the perfect medicine for you. At Apomeds, you can now buy Doxycycline cheaply and easily. Apomeds connects you to experienced, EU-licensed online physicians and a large mail-order pharmacy. Next to Doxycycline we also offer Malarone as a treatment and prevention for malaria.Disclaimer: Please note that the drug shown above in the picture indicates one of the possible manufacturers of the drug. It may be that we send you a drug from a different manufacturer. All products comply with EU standards.