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Doxycycline

Description

Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as acne, urinary tract infections, intestinal infections, respiratory infections, eye infections, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, periodontitis, anthrax and infections caused by mites, ticks, or lice.

Is doxycycline a powerful antibiotic?

Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic which works by stopping the growth of bacteria. It is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including those that cause acne. This medication is also used to prevent malaria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). 

What is doxycycline used for?

Doxycycline medication is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including those that cause acne. This medication is also used to prevent malaria.

What type of bacteria does doxycycline kill?

Doxycycline may be used to treat some infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria like Escherichia coli infections, Enterobacter aerogenes infections, and also Shigella species infections.  It may also be used to treat these upper respiratory infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Anthrax caused by Bacillus anthracis infection

What are the common side effects of doxycycline?

Side effects of Doxycycline ranges from mild effects like Difficulty swallowing, Facial redness, Headache, Loss of appetite, Diarrhea to serious effects like Exacerbation of systemic lupus erythematosus, Hemolytic anemia, Hepatotoxicity, Low platelet count, Low white blood cell count, and Intracranial hypertension

Doxycycline interactions

Some products that may interact with this drug include: retinoid medications taken by mouth (such as acitretin, isotretinoin), barbiturates (such as phenobarbital), “blood thinners” (such as warfarin), digoxin, anti-seizure medications (such as phenytoin), strontium.

This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including urine catecholamine levels), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.

Doxycycline for pneumonia

According to drugs.com users review, Doxycycline has an average rating of 6.3 out of 10 from a total of 45 ratings for the treatment of Pneumonia. 51% of those users who reviewed Doxycycline reported a positive effect, while 33% reported a negative effect.

Doxycycline for acne

Inflammation is one cause of  acne. Doxycycline treats acne by killing off these P. acnes bacteria, so they can’t cause inflammation, and also by reducing the inflammation that is already there.

Doxycycline 100mg twice a day

Your dose of doxycycline depends on why you are taking it. The usual dose is 100mg to 200mg once or twice a day. 

Dosage

Doxycycline dose

General Dosage

Initial: 200 mg/day divided twice daily orally or intravenously (IV) on first day (IV may be given once/day),

Maintenance: 100-200 mg/day once a day or divided once every 12 hours orally/intravenously 

Specific dosing varies depending on the condition being treated; always consult your doctor before taking any medication

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Direction of Use

Doxycycline comes as a capsule, delayed-release capsule, tablet, delayed-release tablet, and suspension (liquid) to be taken orally. Doxycycline is usually taken once or twice a day. Drink a full glass of water with each dose. 

Content on Drugstore.ng should not be taken as prescription or medical advice. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.

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