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Can 100 mg Doxycycline for 30 days and 250 mg

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Posted on Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Question: Can 100 mg Doxycycline for 30 days and 250 mg of azithromycin for 5 days replace the need to take typhoid pills before traveling to Vietnam?
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Brief Answer:
If last minute plan then ok

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for writing to us.
Ideally the best way to prevent typhoid while traveling to endemic countries is by taking a single shot of conjugated vaccine at least 2 weeks before travel.
If time is an issue for you, then I would advice
1. Strict water and food hygiene while traveling.
2. The pills you mentioned could be OK.


Regards
Dr Arun
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Brief Answer: If last minute plan then ok Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to us. Ideally the best way to prevent typhoid while traveling to endemic countries is by taking a single shot of conjugated vaccine at least 2 weeks before travel. If time is an issue for you, then I would advice 1. Strict water and food hygiene while traveling. 2. The pills you mentioned could be OK. Regards Dr Arun