This is an antibacterial medicine belonging to tetracycline group of antibiotics; it is used to treat a variety of infectious diseases induced by susceptible microorganisms. 100mg is the usual dose of Doxycycline that is used for the treatment of respiratory, ophthalmic, urinary tract and sexually transmitted infections. The dose could be titrated up or down depending on the severity of the condition.
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What is Doxycycline?
Doxycycline is an antibiotic of tetracycline class used to fight and prevent the growth of different bacterial
infections in the body. This medicine is used to treat various bacterial infections, but it’s not effective in curing
virus infections, such as flu or colds.
What are the indications for using generic Doxycycline?
Doxycycline is used in treatment of pneumonia, urinary infections, gonorrhea, chlamydia, infections
transmitted by certain parasites, skin conditions including acne, abscesses and rosacea. It is also used as a
preventive treatment of malaria.
What is the dosage of generic Doxycycline?
The dosage of Doxycycline depends on the bacterial infection and should be taken according to the doctor’s
prescriptions. Do not open or chew the capsules, as they can be irritating for your mouth or throat. The
capsules should be swallowed whole with a full glass of water. In prevention of malaria, the course of
Doxycycline should be started 1 or 2 days before the travel and continued for at least 4 weeks after leaving the
What are the contraindications for using generic Doxycycline?
Do not take supplements that contain magnesium, iron, calcium or zinc along with the medicine. The
supplements can be used at least two hours before or after taking Doxycycline. Avoid taking the drug if you’re
pregnant or breast-feeding as it can be harmful for an unborn baby. The drugs should not be used by children
under 8 years old, because it can permanently affect the color of their teeth. It is not recommended to be
exposed to direct sunlight or tanning beds while taking Doxycycline as it makes your skin prone to sunburns. Do
not take any other antibiotics with Doxycycline unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor. If you’re using
hormonal birth control, you should consult your doctor about using non-hormonal methods, because
Doxycycline can make your pills less effective.
What are the adverse effects of generic Doxycycline?
Some adverse effects of Doxycycline may include headaches, diarrhea, nausea, indigestion and abdominal pain.
In case of any of these reactions to Doxycycline, contact your doctor for medical advice. If you experience
fever, chest pain, vision problems or allergic reactions, such as difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling,
or some other symptoms, you should immediately get emergency help.