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What dosages is doxycycline available in?

What dosages is doxycycline available in?

doxycycline is available as a 75 mg and 150 mg tablet as well as a 75 mg capsule.

What is doxycycline used for?

What is doxycycline used for?

doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections such as respiratory tract infections, including in the nose, throat, and lungs; Infections caused by ticks, mites, or fleas (Rocky Mountain spotted fever or typhus fever); sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) like chlamydia, gonorrhea, chancroid, and syphilis; lyme disease, urinary tract infections (UTIs), severe acne, anthrax plague or cholera.

How does doxycycline work?

How does doxycycline work?

doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that prevents some bacteria and parasites from making certain proteins, which stops them from multiplying and spreading in your body.

How do I take doxycycline?

How do I take doxycycline?

doxycycline is typically taken by mouth once or twice daily, depending on how serious your infection is.

Is it safe for me to take doxycycline?

Is it safe for me to take doxycycline?

doxycycline is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

doxycycline Common Side Effects

doxycycline Common Side Effects

Common side effects of doxycycline include:

  • Stomach upset
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sunburn
doxycycline Serious Side Effects

doxycycline Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with doxycycline. Contact your physician if you experience severe diarrhea, watery or bloody stools, stomach cramps, stomach pain, fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, high pressure in your brain (headache, dizziness, blurred vision, swelling inside eye, vision changes, double vision, vision loss), severe allergic reaction (hives), trouble breathing, chest tightness, swelling of lips, tongue, face, or eyes), or serious skin reactions (fever, chills, muscle aches, tiredness, rash, blistering or peeling skin).

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on doxycycline

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on doxycycline

The following medications may interact with doxycycline:

  • antacids or other drugs containing aluminum, calcium, magnesium
  • warfarin
  • alcohol
  • barbiturates
  • carbamazepine
  • phenytoin
  • penicillin
  • oral contraceptives
Who makes doxycycline?

Who makes doxycycline?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is doxycycline safe in pregnancy?

Is doxycycline safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if doxycycline will harm your unborn baby. It should not be used in pregnant women unless, in the judgment of the physician, the potential benefit outweighs the risk. Tetracyclines such as doxycycline may cause discoloration of baby teeth and reversible inhibition of bone growth when given during the second and third trimester of pregnancy.


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