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Doxycycline is a perception medication, this antibiotic is used to treat a range of bacterial infections such as chest infections, skin infections and STIs.


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What is Doxycycline?

Doxycycline is a multipurpose antibiotic that can be used to treat sexually transmitted diseases (STIs), chest infections and it is also an effective malaria preventative.

How does it work?

The doxycycline medication is taken to prevent malaria infection. Malaria is carried in a mosquito bite. The antibiotic in doxycycline ensures that any malaria that enters the bloodstream is killed before it can multiply and do harm to the body.

Is Doxycycline right for me?

If you're travelling to a high-risk malaria area, you should consult with your doctor about taking malaria prevention medication.

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Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.

  • Upset stomach
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vaginal yeast infection
  • Sore tongue
  • Inflammation of the liver or bowel

Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.


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All orders placed before 14:00 weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.

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We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or envelopes. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!


Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Doxycycline

If taking doxycycline for each day of your trip

  • Take one 100mg capsule daily starting 1 to 2 days before entering the malaria zone and continue to take for 4 weeks after leaving.

If taking one or two courses of doxycycline

  • Take one 100mg capsule twice daily for 7 days, preferably with food.

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Additional Information

It can be used to treat a number of different types of infections, including respiratory tract infections, skin infections, and sexually transmitted diseases. Doxycycline is an antibiotic, meaning it works by killing bacteria.

It is a prescription medication, which means it must be prescribed by a doctor. Doxycycline is available in both pill and capsule form. It is usually taken once or twice a day, with or without food. Some common side effects of doxycycline include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and headaches. Doxycycline can also make your skin sensitive to sunlight. If you experience any of these side effects, talk to your doctor. Doxycycline is a safe and effective medication when used as directed. If you have any questions about taking doxycycline, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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What is Doxycycline used for?

Doxycycline is an antibiotic medication used to treat bacterial infections. It can be used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including skin infections, respiratory infections, and urinary tract infections. It is also sometimes used to treat Lyme disease, malaria, and certain types of chlamydia.

Is Doxycycline a strong antibiotic?

Doxycycline is a moderate-strength antibiotic. It is generally well tolerated, but side effects can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and skin rashes. Some people may also experience photosensitivity, which means they are more likely to sunburn. Doxycycline can also interact with other medications, so it is important to speak to a doctor or pharmacist before starting any course of treatment.

Is this medication suitable for me?

Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.

How is the medication delivered?

All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.

Can I use Doxycycline for a chest infection?

Doxycycline is an antibiotic medication that works by preventing the growth of bacteria. It is effective against a wide variety of bacteria, including those that cause chest infections. Chest infections are usually caused by viral or bacterial infections, and doxycycline can be used to treat both types of infection.

What infections does Doxycycline treat?

Doxycycline is an antibiotic that is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. These include skin infections, respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, and Lyme disease. It can also be used to treat certain types of chlamydia.

How do I order my medication?

Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.

Can I cancel or return my order?

For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.

You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.

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