Why is doxycycline used ?
Doxycycline is used to treat different types of infections including:
Respiratory infection (chest, lung, or nose)
urinary tract infection
Sexually transmitted diseases
Malaria when chloroquine is ineffective
It can also be used to prevent some types of infections.
Do not take doxycycline :
If you are allergic to the active substances or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Warnings and precautions :
Tell your doctor about all of your health conditions, including:
If you will be exposed to strong sunlight or ultraviolet rays.
If you suffer from myasthenia gravis.
If you suffer from liver or kidney problems.
If you have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
If you have porphyria, a blood disorder.
If you have severe diarrhea after prolonged use of antibiotics.
Taking this medicine for longer than recommended can cause a second infection.
Possible side effects :
Stop using this product and seek immediate medical attention if you develop a rash; Itch; red, blistered, or peeling skin; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or speaking; Unusual hoarseness or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
The frequency with which these side effects occur is unknown.
Call your doctor if you experience
Fever, swollen lymph nodes, or a rash
A very severe headache that may be associated with visual disturbances such as blurred vision, double vision or loss of vision.
Other medicines and doxycycline
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, especially:
Epilepsy medications (seizures)
How to take doxycycline :
This medicine is not recommended for children under the age of 8 years.
Take this medication as directed by your doctor.
Take this medication with a full glass of water.
If it causes an upset stomach, take it with food.
The usual dose is 100-200 mg daily, depending on the condition of the infection.
How to store doxycycline :
Store at room temperature from 68 to 77 degrees F (20 to 25 degrees C).
Keep this medicine out of the reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton.
*The form and method of administration of doxycycline 100 mg capsule and 10 mg/ml syrup should be described according to the indication and disease severity for each individual patient