Why is Doxiclin prescribed to patients?
Doxiclin is used for many different types of infections, including respiratory tract infections due to Hemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, or Mycoplasma pneumoniae. It also is used for the treatment of
What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Doxiclin?
Side effects of Doxiclin include:
Serious side effects of Doxiclin include
This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.
How should I take Doxiclin?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take Doxiclin with a full glass of water. Drink plenty of liquids while you are taking Doxiclin.
Most brands of doxycyline may be taken with food or milk if the medicine upsets your stomach. Different brands of Doxiclin may have different instructions about taking them with or without food.
Take Oracea on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
You may open a Doryx capsule or break up a Doryx tablet and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of applesauce to make swallowing easier. Swallow right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use. Drink a full glass (8 ounces) of cool water right away.
Do not crush, break, or open a delayed-release capsule or tablet. Swallow the pill whole.
You may need to split the Acticlate tablet to get the correct dose. The tablet is scored so you can break it apart easily.
Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
If you take Doxiclin to prevent malaria: Start taking the medicine 1 or 2 days before entering an area where malaria is common. Continue taking the medicine every day during your stay and for at least 4 weeks after you leave the area. Use protective clothing, insect repellents, and mosquito netting around your bed to further prevent mosquito bites that could cause malaria.
Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Doxiclin will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.
If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Doxiclin.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label has passed. Using expired Doxiclin can cause damage to your kidneys.
Doxiclin (Vibramycin, Oracea, Adoxa, Atridox, Acticlate, Acticlate Cap, Doryx, Doxteric, Doxy, Monodox, and others) is a synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from tetracycline. It is used to treat many different types of infections, including respiratory tract infections due to Hemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, or Mycoplasma pneumoniae. It also is used for the treatment of
It is important to be aware of drug interactions, effects on pregnancy and nursing mothers, as well as common side effects on the user.
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What to do about:
- headaches - make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, are safe to take with Doxiclin.
- feeling or being sick (nausea or vomitting) - stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food. It might help to take your Doxiclin after a meal or snack but avoid dairy products like milk, cheese and yoghurt. Dairy products can stop your body absorbing your medicine properly. If you are being sick, drink plenty of fluids, such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Signs of dehydration include peeing less than usual or having strong-smelling pee. Do not take any medicines to treat vomiting without speaking to a pharmacist or doctor.
- sensitivity to sunlight - when you go outside, wear sunglasses and clothes that cover you up. Put sunscreen or sunblock on your skin - with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 (if you have fair skin, you may need a much higher number than this). Also use a sunscreen product for your lips. Do not use sunlamps or tanning beds. If you get sunburn, there are things you can do to treat your symptoms.
Mixing Doxiclin with herbal remedies and supplements
There are no known problems with taking herbal remedies and supplements with Doxiclin.
Pregnancy and Lactation
Only use Doxiclin in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. There is positive evidence of human fetal risk. Tetracycline use during tooth development (last half of pregnancy through age 8 years) can cause permanent discoloration of teeth.
7. Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Doxiclin is not normally recommended in pregnancy or when breastfeeding.
For more information about how Doxiclin can affect you and your baby during pregnancy visit the Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy (BUMPS) website.