Active Ingredient: Doxycycline
Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.
What happens if I overdose? What should I avoid while taking doxycycline?
Do not take iron supplements, multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within 2 hours before or after taking doxycycline. Avoid taking any other antibiotics with doxycycline unless your doctor has told you to.
Doxycycline could make you sunburn more easily. Avoid sunlight or tanning beds.
Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen SPF 30 or higher when you are outdoors.
If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
What are the possible side effects of doxycycline? Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat or a severe skin reaction fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling.
Seek medical treatment if you have a serious drug reaction that can affect many parts of your body. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. What other drugs will affect doxycycline?
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions.
Follow your doctor's instructions.
Swallow a delayed-release capsule or tablet whole. Do not crush, chew, break, or open it. 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 doxycycline 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.But managed care departments are funded by health insurance companies to deter.
Doxycycline is usually given by injection only if you are unable to take the medicine by mouth. A healthcare provider will give you this injection as an infusion into a vein. Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time, even if your symptoms quickly improve.