Rated Dumoxin (Oracea, Doryx) for Sinusitis Report
After 6 hours of taking my second 100 mg dose of this antibiotic to treat my sinus infection, I started experiencing very bad nausea, stomach burning, heart palpitations, headache, diarrhea and severe vomiting. I did drink water, ate small meals and was sitting up when I took my doses. Unfortunately, I was throwing up uncontrollably and had diarrhea and a very bad headache and had to go to ER by ambulance because I was so sick. At the ER, I was treated with nausea meds, IV and was told to stop taking this medicine. Still taking nausea meds and I have been off the drug almost 5 hours. Be very careful when taking this drug. This is the first time I’ve been this physically sick when taking a antibiotic. I will never take again. Very scary!
What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Dumoxin?
Side effects of Dumoxin include:
Serious side effects of Dumoxin include
This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.
Dumoxin is a semisynthetic, tetracycline related bacteriostatic antibiotic that has been linked to rare instances of acute cholestatic liver injury.
How it works
Dumoxin belongs to a class of drugs called tetracyclines. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
This drug works by blocking a bacterial protein from being made. It does this by binding to certain units of the protein. This stops the protein from growing and treats your infection.
Dumoxin oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.
To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with Dumoxin are listed below.
Rated Dumoxin (Oracea, Doryx) for Urinary Tract Infection Report
Dumoxin Hycolate for possible bacterial infection. Horrible esophagitis, anxiety and depression. I would not recommend this medication and will never take it again. My Dr never told me to how to properly take this medication and there should be a caution on the bottle warning not to lie down for 30 min. Throat and esophagus irritation is unbelievably bad. Anxiety has been horrible. I am almost 2 weeks from taking last dose and still daily anxiety and panic attacks.
More common side effects
The more common side effects of Dumoxin can include:
- loss of appetite
- nausea and vomiting
- sensitivity to the sun
- temporary discoloring of adult teeth (goes away with dentist cleaning after the drug is stopped)
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
This drug does not cause drowsiness.
Serious allergic reaction
Allergic reactions to Dumoxin are common and occur in more than 1 in 100 people.
In rare cases, Dumoxin can cause a serious allergic reaction anaphylaxis.
Use of tetracyclines during tooth development (last half of pregnancy through age 8 years) can cause permanent discoloration of teeth; use Dumoxin in pediatric patients 8 years of age or less only when potential benefits expected to outweigh risks in severe or life-threatening conditions (eg, anthrax, Rocky Mountain spotted fever); particularly when there are no alternative therapies
Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD) has been reported with use of nearly all antibacterial agents, and may range in severity from mild diarrhea to fatal colitis
Photosensitivity manifested by an exaggerated sunburn reaction has been observed in some individuals taking tetracyclines
May result in overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms, including fungi. If such infections occur, discontinue use and institute appropriate therapy
Severe skin reactions, such as exfoliative dermatitis, erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, and drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) reported; if severe skin reactions occur, discontinue therapy immediately and institute appropriate therapy
Intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri) reported (rare) may occur; symptoms include headache, blurred vision, diplopia, and vision loss; papilledema can be found on funduscopy; women of childbearing age who are overweight or have a history of IH are at greater risk; possibility for permanent visual loss exists; if visual disturbance occurs during treatment, prompt ophthalmologic evaluation is warranted; intracranial pressure can remain elevated for weeks after drug cessation; monitor until they stabilize
All tetracyclines form a stable calcium complex in any bone-forming tissue; decrease in fibula growth rate has been observed in prematures given an oral tetracycline; reaction was shown to be reversible when the drug was discontinue
Antianabolic action of the tetracyclines may cause an increase in BUN; studies to date indicate that this does not occur with the use of Dumoxin in patients with impaired renal function
Dumoxin offers substantial but not complete suppression of the asexual blood stages of Plasmodium strains
Prescribing Dumoxin in the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection or a prophylactic indication is unlikely to provide benefit to the patient and increases the risk of the development of drug-resistant bacteria
In long-term therapy, periodic laboratory evaluation of organ systems, including hematopoietic, perform renal and hepatic studies
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
- blurred vision, seeing double, or loss of vision
- rash that may occur with fever or swollen glands
- skin redness, peeling or blistering
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- swelling of the eyes, face, throat, tongue, or lips
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- watery or bloody stools, stomach cramps, or fever during treatment or for up to two or more months after stopping treatment
- a return of fever, sore throat, chills, or other signs of infection
- joint pain
- chest pain
- discoloration of permanent (adult) teeth
Dumoxin may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
4. How and when to take it
Your dose of Dumoxin depends on why you are taking it.
The usual dose is 100mg to 200mg once or twice a day. If you're taking Dumoxin more than once a day, try to space your doses evenly throughout the day. If you take it twice a day, this could be first thing in the morning, and in the evening.
For preventing malaria, you'll take 100mg once a day, usually in the morning. You should start taking Dumoxin 1 or 2 days before going to an area where there is malaria. Carry on for 4 weeks after leaving the area. Check with your doctor or pharmacist that Dumoxin is the best medicine to prevent malaria in the country you are travelling to.