Doxipan oral tablet is a prescription drug that’s available as the brand-name drugs Acticlate, Doryx, and Doryx MPC. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name version.
Doxipan tablets come in immediate-release and delayed-release forms. Doxipan also comes in two other oral forms: capsule and solution. In addition, Doxipan comes in a solution for injection, which is only given by a healthcare provider.
What other information should I know?
Keep all appointments with your doctor and laboratory. Your doctor will want to check your response to Doxipan.
Before having any laboratory test, tell your doctor and the laboratory personnel that you are taking Doxipan.
Do not let anyone else take your medication. Your prescription is probably not refillable. If you still have symptoms of infection after you finish the Doxipan, call your doctor.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
Q: Can I use Doxipan hyclate for a tooth infection?
A: Doryx (Doxipan hyclate) is a tetracycline-type antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections (e.g., Rickettsial infections, sexually transmitted infections, respiratory tract infections, ophthalmic infections, Anthrax, adjunctive therapy in acute intestinal amebiasis and severe acne, and prophylaxis of malaria). The most common side effects reported with tetracyclines include anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, photosensitivity, urticaria, and hemolytic anemia. Antibiotic selection in bacterial infections depends on identification of the causative organism (bacteria), determination of antibiotic sensitivity, patient allergies and antibiotic safety profile. Please consult with a healthcare provider (i.e., dentist) for a detailed examination, diagnosis, and specific recommendations. Shereen A. Gharbia, PharmD
What is Doxipan?
Doxipan is a synthetic (man-made) antibiotic derived from tetracycline.
Pregnancy and Lactation
Only use Doxipan 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.
GENERIC NAME(S): Doxipan Calcium
This medication is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including those that cause acne. This medication is also used to prevent malaria. This medication is known as a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.
Q: I take Doxipan for MRSA. It says to take it on empty stomach, but I either end up losing it by vomiting or diarrhea. Is there something else for this?
A: Vibramycin (Doxipan) is an antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of conditions. Doxipan should be taken with lots of non-dairy fluids to help prevent stomach irritation and ulceration. Ideally, Doxipan should be taken on an empty stomach for maximum effectiveness. However, if stomach upset or irritation occurs, Doxipan can be taken with a small low-fat, low-protein, non-dairy meal or snack. Taking Doxipan with food may decrease the absorption of the medication, thereby reducing the effectiveness. MRSA is a type of Staphylococcus bacteria that is resistant to many antibiotics. Therefore, there are only a limited number of medications that can be used to treat MRSA. There are other options besides Doxipan to treat MRSA. Some of the other antibiotics that are used to treat MRSA are Bactrim DS (sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim), Minocin (minocycline), and Cleocin (clindamycin). Keep in mind that all antibiotics can produce stomach upset and diarrhea as a side effect. It is recommended that you speak with your doctor regarding the side effects that you have been experiencing with the Doxipan. They will be able to weigh the risks and benefits of the medication and determine if your medication regimen should be changed. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Megan Uehara, PharmD
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Side effects of Doxipan in dogs are fairly rare. Most adult dogs tolerate the drug well.
The most common side effects in dogs include nausea, vomiting, or difficulty swallowing or breathing.
Nausea can be reduced if the medication is given to the dog with food. Swallowing or breathing problems can be reduced by following the tablet up with a small amount of water.
If gastrointestinal problems become severe, then you should contact your veterinarian, as this can be a sign of Doxipan overdose.
Doxipan can cause limb deformities in puppies still in the womb, which is also risky for pregnant mother dogs. Sometimes a veterinarian will decide that the benefits outweigh the risks of the antibiotic.
Doxipan can also interact poorly with other drugs, so make sure your vet is aware of any other medications your pet is taking.
As with almost all medications, there is a risk of allergic reaction that can lead to anaphylaxis. If you see signs of an allergic reaction, then you should contact your veterinarian immediately.
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Doxipan can cause a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms can include:
- trouble breathing
- swelling of your throat or tongue
If you have an allergic reaction, call your doctor or local poison control center right away. If your symptoms are severe, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Don’t take this drug again if you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to it or other tetracyclines. Taking it again could be fatal (cause death).
Rated Doxipan (Oracea, Doryx) for Skin or Soft Tissue Infection Report
Since on this drug I am lethargic no energy lightheaded. Chest feels heavy. I was put on after I had a basil cell growth on my lower lid removed and reconstruction by plastic surgeon. This is the third day and I feel wiped out brain fog. No problem with eye so assume it is the med. on it for 5 days the sooner to end the better. Also have shoulder pain and dull headache