Low cost doxycycline 100mg anti-malaria capsules for trips of up to 1 year.

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Low cost malaria prophylaxis

Doxycycline is not under patent and many pharmaceutical companies produce the tablets resulting in low prices. Dr Fox may supply doxycycline from any one of the various brands – all are medically identical and equally effective.


Prices of doxycycline 100mg from Dr Fox
Malaria prophylaxisQuantityCost
Doxycycline 100mg37 capsules (1 week trip)£11.80
Doxycycline 100mg44 capsules (2 week trip)£12.80
Doxycycline 100mg51 capsules (3 week trip)£13.80
Doxycycline 100mg58 capsules (4 week trip)£14.90
Doxycycline 100mg65 capsules (5 week trip)£15.90
Doxycycline 100mg72 capsules (6 week trip)£16.90
Doxycycline 100mg86 capsules (8 week trip)£19.20
Doxycycline 100mg114 capsules (12 week trip)£23.60
Doxycycline 100mg212 capsules (6 month trip)£42.00
Doxycycline 100mg400 capsules (1 year trip)£75.00

Prescription issued online - small prescription fee per order.

Prescription fees

Dr Fox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.

Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.

If you have your own private paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).

Dr Fox prices are 25%–50% lower than other UK online clinics.

Order valuePrescription fee
up to £10£1.00
up to £20£3.00
up to £50£5.00
up to £100£8.00
over £100£10.00
Comparative costs of doxycycline 100mg from UK online clinics (15 September 2016) - qualifying notes
*Dr Fox adds a small prescription fee not included in table.
  1. The prices shown are listed by the online clinics named after a customer first enters consultation information and is offered prescriptions. It is possible these clinics may have special offers or lower prices for repeat supplies.
  2. Prices may change and are, to the best of our knowledge, accurate on the date stated. All products in stock and new condition.
  3. Dr Fox does NOT claim to provide a superior service to any of the online clinics listed. All the clinics listed, as far as we can tell, comply with all regulation and, as far as we can tell, operate to high ethical standards.
  4. Dr Fox adds a small prescription fee not included in the table (between £1 and £10 depending on value of the order).
  5. To amend the information in this table please contact us
  6. The prices listed in the table do not identify the cost of prescription medicine as online clinics charge a single fee to cover services which includes advice, consultations, prescriptions and dispensing and supply of treatments.
ItemsDr Fox*LloydsSuperdrugExpress PharmacyPharmacy2UMed Express
Doxycyline 100mg (1 week)£11.80£29.95£24.00£23.99£24.00£19.99
Doxycyline 100mg (2 weeks)£12.80£35.00£27.50£26.46£27.00£24.99
Doxycyline 100mg (3 weeks)£13.80£40.00£31.00£28.92£30.00£26.99
Doxycyline 100mg (4 weeks)£13.80£44.99£35.00£31.39£35.00£28.99
UK delivery£2.90includedincluded£2.95£3.45£2.90

Delivery charges

UK delivery only: £2.90 per consultation via Royal Mail 24 Signed For (1-3 working days with tracking).

Parcel forwarding services are not permitted. Use only UK home or work delivery address.

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About Doxycycline

As an anti-bacterial medicine Doxycycline, also known as Vibramycin-D, is used to treat a wide range of infections caused by bacteria. It is commonly used to prevent malaria infection, being one of three anti-malarial drugs used against the P.falciparum parasite for areas of chloroquine-resistant malaria. In some cases it is also used in combination with quinine to treat malaria.

What does it do?

Doxycycline is a suppressive prophylactic and prevents malaria by killing the P.falciparum parasite when it is in the blood stage of its life cycle. Doxycycline must be continued for four weeks after leaving a malarial area.

Who is at risk of malaria?

Malaria is endemic in some tropical and sub-tropical areas. The disease is spread by mosquitoes in infected areas of South America, Southern Asia and Africa. Before travelling to these areas, it is important to check the risk of malaria for the specific location and time of year you are visiting. Consult the NHS Fit for Travel website or contact a travel medicine professional for more advice.

Why doxycycline?

Doxycycline is suitable as a preventative for travel to areas where there is high risk of P.falciparum malaria, with chloroquine resistance. It is prescribed after a medical consultation taking account of individual suitability, side effects, and possible adverse events. Doxycycline can be an attractive option because it is relatively low cost and usually well tolerated.

Taking doxycycline for the first time

All medication should be taken as prescribed. Doxycycline to prevent malaria, is taken at a dose of one 100mg capsule per day for adults and children over 12 (further information about malaria tablets for children). The course should begin two days before travel, continuing throughout exposure to malaria, and then for four weeks afterwards. It is essential that the full course is completed.

Doxycycline should always be taken with food, preferably standing or sitting up, and preferably not just before lying down. It can cause acid reflux symptoms.

How effective is it?

No anti-malarial is 100% effective. It is important to take preventative measures in high-risk areas of malaria, including covering exposed limbs, using an effective insect repellent and using mosquito nets.

Side effects of doxycycline

All medicines have the potential to cause side-effects and reactions in some individuals. A full list of the most frequent side effects can be found in the manufacturer's patient information leaflet supplied with doxycycline tablets.

Side effects include gastrointestinal problems (such as nausea and diarrhoea), thrush, heartburn and increased light sensitivity that can lead to sunburn.

Photosensitivity and doxycycline

Doxycycline can cause serious skin reactions to sunlight and increases the incidence of sunburn. Avoid direct sunlight and use high-factor sunscreen.

When not to take doxycycline

During a consultation with Dr Fox, you will be asked to complete an online assessment questionnaire to determine your suitability for anti-malarial medication. You should not take doxycycline without further consultation with your GP if you:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding, or expect to be during your trip or for 4 weeks after
  • Are under the age of 12
  • Have a sensitivity to tetracycline antibiotics
  • Have liver problems or are taking hepatotoxic medications
  • Have a history of lupus or myasthenia gravis

Patient information leaflet

The 'Patient Information Leaflets' supplied with medication must be read before taking capsules.

Doxycycline Patient Leaflet

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Antibiotic guardianship

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Doxycycline is an antibiotic (for infection) and also used as malaria prophylaxis. To combat antibiotic resistance please:

  • Only use antibiotics when needed
  • Never share antibiotics
  • Always complete course as instructed
  • Take unused medicine to local pharmacy for disposal

Authored 11 July 2013
by Dr Tony Steele

Reviewed 14 August 2017 by Dr B. Babor, Dr A. Wood, Dr P. Hunt

Last updated 2 February 2018

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