The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
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Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
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Sorry about this but I have looked around the site and not found answers to this question.
I am currently in Guatemala and am planning to go down to Argentina. So far I have taken no medicine for prevention of this nasty disease, I have Doxycycline tablets but I wanted to save them for the Amazon.
As I am planning to go down some of the malaria coast here I was wondering if anyone knows about the length of time you can keep taking the drugs for?
What is the most effective way for long term (up to six months) protection?
There isn't a lot of information on the topic of long-term use of malaria prophylaxis, but there have been some studies on expats. Health Canada's advice:
"At present, there is no evidence that long-term use of therapies currently recommended for short-stay travellers have significant adverse reactions. Doxycycline may be an exception, as studies have been confined to short-term travellers and persons using tetracyclines (at lower dosage) for skin therapy.
In general, guidelines for the prevention of malaria in long-term travellers or expatriates should not deviate significantly from standard recommendations for the short-term traveller."
Worth noting is that long-term would be considered 6-12 months or more. For up to 6 months, the suggestion is to follow the same regimen which you would follow for short-term use.
When you start and stop the pills dependson the actual drug you are taking. The following guidelines are from the US Center for Disease Control website. Starting prophylaxis:
<font face="" size="2">"Malaria chemoprophylaxis with mefloquine or chloroquine should begin 1–2 weeks before travel to malarious areas; prophylaxis with doxycycline and atovaquone/proguanil can begin 1–2 days before travel. Beginning the drug before travel allows the antimalarial to be in the blood before exposure to the malaria parasite. Chemoprophylaxis can be started earlier if there are particular concerns about tolerating one of the medications. Starting the medication 3–4 weeks in advance allows potential adverse events to occur prior to travel. Should unacceptable side effects develop, there would be a greater window of opportunity to change the medication before the traveler’s departure."</font>
<font face="" size="2">"Chemoprophylaxis should continue during travel in the malarious areas and after leaving the malarious areas (4 weeks after travel for chloroquine, mefloquine, and doxycycline, and 7 days after travel for atovaquone/proguanil). "</font>
Hope this helps. Of course you know that avoiding being bitten is the best prevention, and you shouldn't rely on the malaria prophylaxis. So don't forget your mosquito repellent and long sleeves whenever the mossies are biting.
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