Please visit the NHS Fit for Travel website to ensure this is the correct medicine
Doxycycline is an antibiotic to prevent Malaria caused by mosquito bites.
Doxycycline is an antibacterial medicine that works by preventing the multiplication of bacteria. It will not treat colds or flu, but can prevent Malaria.
Specific countries are more prone to have a high number of mosquitos, of which some pose a threat of malaria. Not all mosquitos pose a risk, but malaria can cause severe symptoms.
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