Doxycycline ramp-up time - sanity check
September 15, 2013 10:02 AM Subscribe
My wife and I are traveling in Malaysia at the moment (and going on to Thailand afterwards), and brought along prescriptions for Doxycycline for Malaria protection. Doxy takes some time to start taking effect, can I get a sanity check on our instructions?
posted by Riki tiki to health & fitness (4 answers total)
The label on the bottle says to start the daily regimen two days before entering a Malarial region, and continue for four weeks afterwards. However, info online seems to assume a week or two of lead-in time.
We started the regimen Saturday, and are hoping to go hiking further inland on Tuesday (dramatically increasing our potential exposure). Is there a reasonable chance the prescription instructions are wrong, and we're not actually protected?